Apple CEO Tim Cook denies access to Facebook client information

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“We’ve never been in the information business,” Cook tells NPR.

 

Apple has no assention set up for access to Facebook clients’ information, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday.

“We’ve never been in the information business,” Cook told NPR, reacting to a New York Times report Sunday that Facebook had assentions to give access to a lot of client information to no less than 60 diverse gadget creators – including organizations like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and BlackBerry.

“The things said in the Times article about relationship statuses and every one of these sorts of stuff, this is so unfamiliar to us, and not information that we have ever gotten at all or asked for – zero,” Cook told NPR.

“What we did was we incorporated the capacity to partake in the working framework, make it easy to share a photograph and that kind of thing,” Cook included. “So it’s a comfort for the client. We weren’t in the information business. We’ve never been in the information business.”

Apple has turned into a major advocate for client protection in the previous quite a long while. Cook has even cautioned, in different meetings, about the risks of web based life and other free online administrations.

In a 2014 meeting with Charlie Rose, Cook said that “everybody needs to ask, how do organizations profit? … If they’re profiting for the most part by gathering gobs of individual information, I think you have a privilege to be concerned. What’s more, you should comprehend the end result for’s that information. What’s more, organizations, I think, ought to be exceptionally straightforward about it.”

Facebook has been under investigation since the disclosure in March that consultancy Cambridge Analytica had abused Facebook client information in the number one spot up to the 2016 US presidential race. From that point forward, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has affirmed before Congress and the European Parliament to answer inquiries concerning Facebook’s treatment of client information.

In a test, a New York Times correspondent signed into Facebook utilizing a 2013 BlackBerry gadget, utilizing a record with approximately 550 companions, observing the information asked for and got.

Sen. John Thune, leader of the US Senate Commerce Committee, said Monday his board of trustees “will send Facebook a letter looking for extra data” about issues including straightforwardness and protection dangers.

A Facebook representative stated: “We anticipate tending to any inquiries the Commerce Committee may have.”

Apple didn’t instantly react to a demand for input.

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