Facebook’s Zuckerberg was ready to slam Apple if Congress asked him about Tim Cook’s privacy comments

“It started when Cook was asked what he would do if he were faced with the problems facing Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal,” Arjun Kharpal reports for CNBC. “‘I wouldn’t be in this situation,’ Cook said in an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes last month. The Apple CEO questioned the practise of monetizing user data on social media platforms.”

“Zuckerberg then hit back days later, saying that the service should be free,” Kharpal reports. “‘You know, I find that argument, that if you’re not paying that somehow we can’t care about you, to be extremely glib. And not at all aligned with the truth,’ Zuckerberg said in an ‘Ezra Klein Show’ podcast published Monday by Vox.”

MacDailyNews Take: Caring is sharing:

Zuckerberg: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuckerberg: Just ask
Zuckerberg: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?
Zuckerberg: People just submitted it.
Zuckerberg: I don’t know why.
Zuckerberg: They “trust me”
Zuckerberg: Dumb fucks

— Instant messages sent by Zuckerberg during Facebook’s early days, reported by Business Insider, May 13, 2010

“Zuckerberg was ready to take on Apple if lawmakers asked him about it during his testimony on Tuesday in front of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees,” Kharpal reports. “That is according to his notes, which were photographed by Associated Press photojournalist Andy Harnik and posted online by a CBS editor, Stefan Becket… ‘Lots of stories about apps misusing Apple data, never seen Apple notify people,’ the notes said without elaborating. Apple was not eventually mentioned in the testimony.”

Read more in the full article, with a full copy of the notes, here.

MacDailyNews Take: “Dumb fucks,” indeed; a never-ending supply, in fact.

Facebook makes their money by exploiting and selling intimate details about the private lives of millions, far beyond the scant details you voluntarily post. They are not victims. They are accomplices. — Edward Snowden, March 17, 2018

In case you were wondering why Congress today is treating Facebook’s CEO like an old friend rather than grilling him (they didn’t even require him to be sworn in):

“No committee in Congress has gotten more campaign contributions from Facebook’s PAC than the one that will question CEO Mark Zuckerberg.” – USA Today, April 4, 2018Edward Snowden, April 10, 2018

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If you want to share photos and videos with friends, text them using Apple’s end-to-end encrypted iMessage service. You need to control your social networking, not cede it to a gatekeeper like Facebook. – MacDailyNews, March 19, 2018

The problem is two-fold: Facebook – and companies like Facebook that thrive on user data (Google, for one, if not the, prime example) and gullible users who piss their privacy and the privacy of their “friends” away willy-nilly while naively sending their DNA off to be analyzed by other companies.

Stop the idiocy!MacDailyNews, March 21, 2018

Apple co-founder Woz quits Facebook – April 9, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook scans the contents of all private Messenger texts – April 4, 2018
Facebook to warn 87 million users that their data ‘may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica’ – April 4, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg and the never-ending stench of Facebook – April 2, 2018
Apple may be the biggest winner from Facebook’s data scandal – April 2, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg blasts Apple CEO Cook’s criticism of Facebook as ‘extremely glib and not at all aligned with the truth’ – April 2, 2018
Apple CEO Cook: Facebook should have self-regulated, but it’s too late for that now – March 28, 2018
U.S. FTC will investigate Facebook over privacy or lack thereof – March 26, 2018
Apple CEO Cook calls for more data oversight, ‘well-crafted regulation’ after Facebook debacle – March 26, 2018
Facebook has been collecting call history and SMS data from Android devices for years; Apple iOS devices unaffected – March 25, 2018
Apple CEO Cook ramps up pressure on Facebook, calls for more regulations on data privacy – March 24, 2018
Steve Jobs tried to warn Mark Zuckerberg about privacy in 2010 – March 23, 2018
Facebook has gotten too big, too powerful, too influential for Mark Zuckerberg to handle – March 23, 2018
How to block Facebook completely from your Mac – March 22, 2018
How Facebook made it impossible to delete Facebook – March 22, 2018
What to expect from Facebook’s Zuckerberg if he testifies before Congress – March 21, 2018
Why Facebook’s blatant disregard for users’ privacy could be very good for Apple – March 21, 2018
Facebook’s surveillance machine – March 21, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg AWOL from Facebook’s damage control session – March 20, 2018
U.S. FTC reportedly probing Facebook’s abuse of personal data as UK summons Zuckerberg for questioning – March 20, 2018
The problem isn’t Cambridge Analytica: It’s Facebook – March 19, 2018
Apple: Privacy is a fundamental right – September 27, 2017


  1. Oh, but that’s the thing: privacy is something Apple got very right. As much as I criticize them these days, their privacy stance alone will keep me with them unless they change it. It’s a shame he didn’t open his yap, it would have just made him look even more the impotent little fool that he is.

    1. Zuck is a dishonest punk, he is hiding the deep existential technical issues with system security from the ground up, and that 87+ million are now in the hands of enemies of the state. Users never agreed to the extent FB brutalized and weaponized their privacy, FB is worst than Experian.

  2. Well Zuck is a hypocrite and he is caught with his pants down. He is the one who got hauled in front of Congress and not Apple. When someone squeals in a loud voice about how innocent they are, it is because they are guilty and have something to hide.

    1. @SD: I was with you until this:
      “When someone squeals in a loud voice about how innocent they are, it is because they are guilty and have something to hide.”

      So, what do innocent people do, then? Quietly give up? Your logic is broken.
      The smart course of action is to evaluate provable facts, not just guess whether an accused person is telling the truth or not. Geez.
      It’s easy to prove that Facebook abused the trust of users. No need to assume guilt or innocence based on how loudly Zuckerberg “squeals.”

  3. I agree with him just because its free doesn’t mean you don’t care… its just that in his case he failed to care by choice, it wasn’t remotely important to him, being caught however is very important to him. No wonder he is too cowardly to come to London before the relevant Committee they Wouldn’t give him a soft time of it not having been bought off. what a little s..t he really is.

  4. Beating up on Facebook has become the Hashtag Pop Lefty Cause du jour. Tim Cook needs to be freaking explaining why his company can’t build a powerful inexpensive computer. I can run down to the store, buy better parts and build one for a quarter of the cost. Instead he’s picking on Facebook. So is Steve Wozniak.

    This line of Apple’s about “We make great products so we don’t need information about you to sell” is the biggest bunch of bullshit. The entire free WEB runs on advertising! The fact that most of the WEB is free is the reason people buy their little toys!

    I see an ad for something to do with Star Trek on my right. Another for something to do with photography. Another for pitbull dog lovers, I mean who the *&^%*&%%* cares?

    This all extends from the fact that they still cannot believe Hillary Clinton lost the election. It’s gotta be the Russians! It’s gotta be Facebook. It’s gotta be both of them colluding with Trump! There’s got to be a reason!!!!!

    You don’t have to tell Facebook anything you don’t want Facebook to know. People need to freaking grow up.

    1. Why should Apple build inexpensive computers when they make plenty selling expensive ones? And why are you complaining when you can “run down to the store, buy better parts and build one for a quarter of the cost.”?
      “You don’t have to tell Facebook anything you don’t want Facebook to know. People need to freaking grow up” ??? The problem is that they know much more than you tell them, through tracking your location, monitoring messages, photos, websites visited, and on and on.

      1. Right, it’s too hard to compete at all price points. Much easier to just make art project pieces and sell them for high prices.

        We should all just sit back and let Apple kill personal computing for the masses out of neglect, reserving Macs only for the richest few 5-10%. IOS mainframe computing is good enough for the peasants.


      1. If Facebook and Google where gone, 90% would stay and new companies would actually grow in their place, Apple should never give any default position to any company that fancies itself as competitor ie.. Amazon, Google, Facebook, or Netflix, all four are freeloaders. And last but not least Uber should have been banned for hacking crap they pulled.

  5. Both The Zuck and Nazi Lugosi have similar, zombie-like appearances. It’s in their eyes, the ‘tard goblin eyes….like after they’re talking, it would be nothing for them to eat the live flesh off screaming infants…

    ghouls just wanna have fun.

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