Apple CEO Tim Cook threw some major shade at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during an interview this morning discussing Apple’s stances on education and user privacy.
Facebook has come under fire over the last few days after it was discovered that data for millions of users was leaked to Cambridge Analytica. In his interview this morning, Tim Cook said that Facebook should have regulated its self, but its too late for that now.
Tim Cook was asked by Recode on what he would do if he were in the same situation as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
“I wouldn’t be in this situation,” Cook cooly replied.
Even though he’s doesn’t want to encourage adding more regulations to the tech industry, Cook followed up his Zuckerberg diss saying a committee should probably consider some actions.
“It’s clear to me that something, some large profound change is needed… I’m personally not a big fan of regulation because sometimes regulation can have unexpected consequences to it,” explained Cook. “However I think this certain situation is so dire and has become so large, that probably some well-crafted regulation is necessary.”
Tim also took time to take a few shots at Amazon’s HQ2. The retail giant has been wooing municipalities with the $5 billion office complex in return for tax breaks and other benefits. Cook told reporters that although Apple is courting cities for its third major U.S. campus, it won’t make towns openly compete like Amazon has done.
“We’re not doing the beauty contest,” said Tim. “That’s not Apple.”
The wide-ranging interview touched on a number of other topics as well, including iPhone manufacturing. Despite hate from conservatives, Cook insisted that the iPhone is truly made in the U.S. It’s just assembled in China.
The full interview with Cook is scheduled to air on Friday on MSNBC.