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Apple CEO Tim Cook may count himself among politicians and activists who seek to curb Facebook’s long-held dominance in the social media space.

Cook advocated more social media networks in a recent appearance on a podcast hosted by The New York Times’ Kara Swisher. His comments come as Apple faces off against Facebook ahead of the phone-maker’s upcoming privacy update that could seriously undercut how the social giant makes money.

“I think having more social networks out there is better than having less,” Cook told Swisher in an episode of “Sway” published Monday.

While Cook didn’t mention Facebook by name, the two companies have been ensnared in a back-and-forth bottle for more than six months over an iPhone update set to roll out this spring. The update will require app developers to get users’ permission to collect data used for targeted advertising, and allow users to opt out of this type of tracking.

For Facebook, the change could mean an extensive cut to its advertising revenue, much of which is made using that user data. Facebook has shared its criticism widely and vocally, arguing Apple is making the change to establish its own dominance.

In return, Apple has said …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Tech

      

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