Facebook vs. Apple: Tech’s biggest cold war heats up — and gets personal – NBC News

I’ve never been part of the Apple ecosystem. I use Windows computers and Android phones. But in this case I am squarely in Tim Cook’s corner.

Tim Cook said that Apple sells Hardware not people’s data. Facebook not only sells people’s data but they are mercenary in their tactics. everything we’ve heard about Facebook and the last wheat makes it abundantly clear that it’s a bad player and needs to be thoroughly regulated it’s not broken into several smaller pieces. Mark Zuckerberg is the problem. He has ambitions to be President and is using his platform of 2.7 billion people to experiment on how to make his campaign work.

He said that Facebook was not aware of the Russians. But Facebook took payment in Russian currency for ads against Hillary Clinton. Who did he think that money was coming from? Mars?

November 11th 2017 was my D-day with Facebook. I left the platform and never looked back. I am a much happier person since I have not had Facebook in my life. grown accustomed to going to Instagram, another Facebook operation and when I saw it became too much a part of my life again I put the icon off of my desktop and have to go look for it in the myriad of icons in my app menu.

Regulation, regulation, regulation of Facebook!

I applaud Tim Cook an Apple for actually being mindful of their customer base. In the long run this is going to make apple stronger and more trusted in the eyes of everyday consumers.

AVB

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Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg EPA / Reuters

WhatsApp co-founder joins call to #DeleteFacebook as fallout intensifies – The Guardian

The way I look at this is very simple. If I go to a restaurant and I get food poisoning I don’t go back to that restaurant until I know that they have changed their methods and have remove the staff that cause this from happening in the first place. We need to vote with our Facebook accounts right now. Deactivating your Facebook account which is what Facebook calls deleting it is the only way that Facebook will change their ways.

Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg went and put out a statement on Facebook and then did an interview on CNN. In both cases he never explained how he’s going to fix the problem. Sure, he said that Facebook should be regulated, but he knows how much money Facebook gives to Congress and how much sway they have and how this regulation will be put into effect. They know the regulations will be toothless. We must deactivate our accounts and then when and only when Facebook makes the necessary changes should we go back. I deactivated my account in November and to be honest everyone I need to be in contact with has remained in contact with me. Is it hard? Yes! But marching in Selma was very very hard and very very dangerous so I don’t feel like some sort of martyr at this juncture compared to those brave people. Let’s grow up and show Facebook who’s the Boss.

AVB

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