He compared Apple with Facebook in their relations with users, saying “Apple makes its money off of good products, not off of you.”, just as he expressed grave concern about the alleged revelation of the data of about 50 million Facebook users by a London-based data analysis company Cambridge Analytica.
“With Facebook, you are the product,” said the Apple senior executive, who is one of the latest prominent users who have called for quitting Facebook.
In March, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, deleted Facebook accounts for his two major companies, Tesla and SpaceX, in response to a call from WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton in a #deletefacebook campaign on Twitter.
Cambridge Analytica was accused of illegally accessing Facebook user data in violation of Facebook terms of service after the data was allegedly misused for U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign efforts in 2016.
However, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO will appear Tuesday and Wednesday before a joint hearing of the U.S. Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees, as well as the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on the data-privacy scandal and Facebook’s failure to properly protect its users’ data.