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Zuckerberg orders Facebook execs to use Android after Cook remarks

Zuckerberg orders Facebook execs to use Android after Cook remarks

According to a well-known media source, of course, I am talking about none other than The New York Times, the social network giant Facebook's co-founder, of course, Mark Zuckerberg ordered his employees to give up iPhone and use Android smartphone only. The interview was held before Zuckerberg was expected to appear before Congress in the U.S. to testify in the Cambridge Analytical issue.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had asked the company's senior management to switch to Android smartphones. The quotes arrived during Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal, where the personal data of around 87 million Facebook users was alleged to have been improperly shared with the analytics company.

The publication pointed to comments made by Cook in an interview with MSNBC.

"I wouldn't be in this situation", his pithy response was at the time.

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. But the two companies have publicly traded barbs for months.

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"But before that happens Zuckerberg also notes-and it was the only time I saw him display irritation-that Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote something similar in September in a statement spelling out Apple's privacy policy: "When an online service is free, you're not the customer". "You are oh great and powerful Zuck", replies a sultry Google Assistant, probably.

As to whether Mark Zuckerberg can get his executives all-in on Android, I have a feeling he's going to have a harder time than he thinks.

The said ecosystem has been contributing to Apple's bottom line in leaps and bounds lately without having to open it to third-party personal data scrubbers like Facebook or Google sometimes do.

What do you guys think?

So, are Facebook execs really using Android instead of iPhones?