Senior Artificial Intelligence executives from technology firms, including Apple, are in Brussels to make their case as the European Union aims to set regulations on artificial intelligence that could drastically affect machine learning globally.
Facebook on Thursday issued a denial of several claims in a recent New York Times report, which for instance said that CEO Mark Zuckerberg was so incensed by jabs from Apple CEO Tim Cook that he ordered executives to use Android devices instead of iPhones.
In efforts to contain and suppress fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year, Facebook went on the offensive and attacked critics of the company's privacy practices. One of the social network's targets, according to a new report, was Apple and its CEO Tim Cook.
Though Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not mention Apple during a congressional hearing concerning data privacy and social media matters on Tuesday, a photo of his prepared notes shows he was ready to drag the iPhone maker into the discussion.
In written testimony released by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once again admitted to making mistakes in the way his company shares and tracks data. The social network also began notifying some users about whether their data was harvested by political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg both spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, meeting in Beijing while attending an annual summit of advisers to Tsinghua University's business school.
After Apple's Tim Cook said users of ad-based services "are the product" rather than the customer, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg scoffed at the idea as "the most ridiculous concept." However, the WhatsApp messaging service Zuckerberg paid $22 billion to acquire espoused that same "ridiculous" philosophy two years ago.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg had harsh words for those — including Apple CEO Tim Cook — who have called the social network's ad-supported business model bad for consumers, saying that such comments are "ridiculous."