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Customer data was being 'weaponised' by firms to increase profits: Tim Cook

Facebook was investing heavily in both security and privacy even as this impacts on its profitability

Data Privacy  |  Tim Cook  |  Facebook Data Scandal


Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Wednesday said customer data was being "weaponised with military efficiency" by companies to increase profit and called for a federal privacy law in the United States. But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his company's ad-based business model said users were aware of a trade-off for free services. Cook, speaking at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, said Apple would support a U.S. privacy law and also touted the iPhone maker's commitment to protect users' data and ...

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First Published: Wed, October 24 2018. 21:08 IST