Masters of the Universe Infighting: Apple CEO Tim Cook Takes On Zuckerberg

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"We've elected not to do that", the Apple CEO added.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has also slammed Facebook at a town hall event hosted by MSNBC's Chris Hayes and Recode's Kara Swisher.

Tell us how you really feel, Tim Cook.

The Apple chief boldly called for regulation of internet companies such as Facebook to limit the way they're able to use the data of their customers. He said that "self-regulation" is the best form of regulation that exists, but unfortunately, it's too late for that now.

As Facebook continues to get blasted for its privacy snafu and the #DeleteFacebook campaign rages on, Cook insists that Apple will not "traffic your personal life". An onslaught of negative reactions ensued both from many people and the press due to deep-seated concerns Facebook doesn't care about digital privacy and rather profit off knowing as much about users - like their tendencies and traits - as possible.

The remarks echoed what he said in China over the weekend, when Cook described Facebook's current predicament as "dire" and suggested "some well-crafted regulation is necessary".

Clara Ponsati: ex-Catalan minister says Spanish extradition charges are 'grotesque'
The former head of education policy in Puigdemont's government , Ponsati is an economics professor at the University of St. A Spanish court last week reactivated a European arrest warrant against Puigdemont on charges of sedition and rebellion.

When asked what he would do if he were in Zuckerberg's position, Cook replied: "What would I do?"

Founder Hugh Hefner's son Cooper tweeted: "Learning of the recent meddling in a free USA election further demonstrates another concern we have of how they handle users' data - more than 25 million of which are Playboy fans - making it clear to us that we must leave the platform".

The adult entertainment company said in a statement that it was deactivating all the Facebook accounts it manages.

"Facebook's content guidelines and corporate policies continue contradicting our values", the exec wrote.

In the current Cambridge Analytica scandal, the personal information of 50 million American Facebook users was reportedly used by the political consulting firm without the individuals' consent.

On Friday, another Silicon Valley CEO, Elon Musk, deleted the Facebook pages of two of his companies, Tesla and SpaceX.

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