Apple slams Facebook amid data privacy scandal

Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests the government should step in and set rules for Facebook. ABC News' Diane Macedo reports.
2:21 | 03/29/18

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Transcript for Apple slams Facebook amid data privacy scandal
The top executive at apple is slamming FaceBook Tim Cook says the government should step in to help protect users' privacy. Meanwhile we learned overnight about changes at FaceBook this time concerning how it handles advertising and your data. New fallout this morning in the face data privacy scandal. In a surprise move the social media giant announced it will now limit the data in makes available to advertisers. Which could have a big impact on those targeted ads you see next year feed. The company says it's also making it easier for users to choose what data they share. Will be able to download and understand more about what kind of data fees because I knew and fees that is gonna make it easier to delete some of that data if you want to you. The changes come after the political consulting firm Cambridge analytic allegedly miss used information from as many as fifty million FaceBook users. A report this morning from Britain's channel four says some of that data is still circulating despite assurances it was deleted. You are not art crawl. Meanwhile apple CEO Tim Cook is now calling for more regulations to protect privacy online. He's also slamming FaceBook for profiting off its users' data something he says apple decided not to do. Did truces. We could make a ton of money. If we monetized our customers if our customer was our prof. We could make a ton of money we've elected not to do that should be. Privacy too wise is a human ride out. It's a civil liberties. And in something bad is unique to America. Now this is like freedom of speech and freedom of the press and privacy is right up there for ops. FaceBook has acknowledged it has to do more to keep people informed. Does he would information you've shared on FaceBook go to settings on your computer then click downloads for a copy of your FaceBook data a producer here at ABC tried it. Our business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis explains what she found this is just some of the file she stopped printing to conserve paper. And in these documents she's bad a member of FaceBook since 2006. She found phone numbers of friends she hasn't spoken to in the last decade. The federal trade commission and the attorney general and 37 states are investigating Facebook's privacy policies Mark Zuckerberg plans to testify on Capitol Hill in the coming weeks.

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