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Apple CEO Tim Cook called the stronger privacy regulations to prevent the abuse and improper use of the information on Saturday in the aftermath of the leaking of Facebook user information.
Speaking at the annual China Development Forum in Beijing, where he was co-host, Cook called for “well-made” rules to prevent the personal data of users will be compiled and then used in ways that they don’t know or approve of it.
Boil the declaration will add to the mounting scandal hit Facebook, which has ensured that the price of a decrease of 14 percent, and the increasing pressure on co-founder Mark Zuckerberg to testify in the public and revision of its privacy protocol with app developers, following revelations of his company allowed a firm paid by the Trump campaign, Cambridge Analytica, to collect personal information on 50 million users.
“I think this particular situation is so deplorable and is so large that probably a number of well-crafted regulation is necessary,” Cook said after being asked if the use of data should be restricted in light of the Facebook incident.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the China Development Forum in Beijing on Saturday.
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He continued: “The ability of everyone to know what you are browsing over the years, who your contacts are, who their contacts are, things you like and dislike, and every intimate detail of your life—from my own point of view, it would not need to exist.”
The Apple chief executive, said his company had long worried that the users had to give access to information, without the consequences of the way in which the data can be used.
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“We provide for a number of years that people in many countries specify the data probably without knowing fully what they were doing and that these are detailed profiles that were built from them, that one day something would happen and the people are very offended by what had happened without being aware of it,” he said, reports Bloomberg. “Unfortunately that prediction has come true, and more than once.”
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Even after Zuckerberg’s late apology and declaration that he is willing to testify before lawmakers, the controversy continued to rage, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently withdraw of his company on the pages of Facebook, new questions to be asked about how the incident unfolded and some users think about alternatives to the popular social network.
Facebook took out full page ads in nine major British and AMERICAN newspapes on Sunday to apologize for the data privacy scandal, they say: “We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t we don’t deserve it.”
Christopher Carbone is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @christocarbone.