Zuck reportedly orders Facebook execs to used Android after Apple privacy lashing

Ruben Ruiz
November 15, 2018

According to The New York Times, Zuckerberg later ordered management to use Android phones, reasoning that more Facebook users use Android phones than iPhones (i.e. they could better understand the experiences of their users).

Notably, not only did Zuckerberg pass an order banning the iPhones from Facebook, but he also responded to Cook's comment saying that he found them to be "extremely glib".

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It's no secret that we're big fans of Android here at AC, but how is the operating system seen by other companies around the world?

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While the social network hasn't explicitly denied that Zuckerberg has ordered his management board to only use Android phones, it looks like such a missive was probably more a suggestion than Zuckerberg having a Napoleon moment.

"We're not going to traffic in your personal life", Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, said in an MSNBC interview. As reported by 9to5Mac, Zuckerberg gave the statement in response to what Tim Cook has said.

In the same interview and in subsequent speeches, Cook called for privacy regulation that would impact businesses like Facebook, which make their money from ads, significantly more than Apple, which makes money from hardware sales. The story talks about Facebook's response on all the recent problems and questions around user privacy data. Zuckerberg argued that just because Facebook charges its users less does not mean it does not care about them."To the contrary, I think it's important that we don't all get Stockholm syndrome and let the companies that work hard to charge you more convince you that they actually care more about you". The statement even goes so far as to trash Cook for his comments earlier this year. "Because that sounds ridiculous to me", he told Vox.

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