Apple CEO Tim Cook Denies Access to Facebook User Data


Facebook has an association with no less than 60 big smartphones companies including Apple, Samsung, Amazon, BlackBerry, and Microsoft, the internet has been offering individuals’ close to home data to the device makers. As indicated by a story in the New York Times on Sunday, this has been continuing for more than ten years. Facebook made deals with Apple, Samsung & other Tech giants to get access to Personal Data. To this Apple CEO Tim Cook Denies Access to Facebook User Data.

Access to Facebook User Data is illegal

Apple CEO while telling that he has no agreement in place for access to Facebook users data, said that:

“We’ve never been in the data business. Facebook had agreements to provide access to large amounts of user data to at least 60 different device makers including companies like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and BlackBerry”

Tim Further added that:

“The things mentioned in the Times article about relationship statuses and all these kinds of stuff, this is so foreign to us, and not data that we have ever received at all or requested — zero”

Facebook happens to be under scrutiny since the revelation in March that consultancy Cambridge Analytica had misused Facebook user information into the lead as much as the 2016 US election this is certainly presidential. Ever since then, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has testified in front of Congress, therefore, the European Parliament to answer questions regarding Facebook’s managing of individual data.

In 2011, Facebook made a contract with FDC and they prevented the company from sharing a user personal data without their consent. Facebook is already allowing the device members to access the personal information of users’ friends without permission, possibly breaking the consent. New York Time said that they have found that the makers are able to access data from members or those friends who even have blocked Facebook from using data.

Also Read: Facebook made deals with Apple, Samsung & other Tech giants to get access to Personal Data

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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