We Never Asked For Data From Facebook: Apple

Yesterday I posted a story on Facebook sharing user data with a bunch of device makers. Something they only partially admit to doing. Apple was allegedly one of those device makers, but Tim Cook the CEO of Apple said that his company didn’t ask for this data:

“We’ve never been in the data business,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told NPR on Monday, responding to a report that Facebook struck agreements giving Apple and other device makers access to Facebook users’ personal information.

And

“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,” Cook told NPR’s Steve Inskeep and Laura Sydell during the company’s annual conference for developers in San Jose, Calif.

“What we did was we integrated the ability to share in the operating system, make it simple to share a photo and that sort of thing,” Cook added. “So it’s a convenience for the user. We weren’t in the data business. We’ve never been in the data business.”

I for one hope he’s on the level when it comes to this. Because I guarantee that if he’s not, someone will find out about it and he’ll have a huge PR problem on his hands. To go with the other PR problems he has like #BatteryGate and #KeyboardGate.

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