In the highest echelons of a billion-dollar company that started as a platform to help youngsters connect with their long lost friends, a odd new order has been given.
Justifying his odd new injunction, Zuckerberg is reported to have offered an explanation as well.
That rubbed Zuckerberg the wrong way, and apparently he told his staff that the Android operating system was used by far more people and so it was time to hang up the iPhone. We're not going to traffic in your personal life.
According to a recent New York Times report, Cook's statement angered the Facebook founder who subsequently ordered Facebook executives to use Android phones instead of iPhones, giving a reason that more Facebook users accessed the platform using non-Apple smartphones. The published blog post from the social network uses a bullet point list to touch on a variety of topics the original NYT report exposed, but we're jus there for the Facebook comment on iPhones. Cook has never been shy about championing individual privacy, especially when it comes to the data that big companies like Apple and Facebook can collect.
Reactig to Cook's remarks, Zuckerberg had said his remarks about the social networking giant were "extremely glib".
The truth can be as unusual as social media, it seems, according to a report published Wednesday by the New York Times about Facebook Inc.'s internal affairs.
The fateful interview happened back in March, when Cook threw some at Zuckerberg when asked what he would do if he was the Facebook boss during the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Now, Facebook wants to clear the air. The digital consultancy, which was hired to aid President Trump's 2016 campaign, was accused of improperly mining the personal details of 87 million Facebook users. It also exposed Facebook's involvement in the Russian Federation investigation as well as sex trafficking legislation.
UPDATE: According to 9to5mac.com, Facebook denied the story.