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Mark Zuckerberg ordered Facebook's executives to use Android phones
Posted by: Ludwig ()
Date: November 15, 2018 07:44PM

Mark Zuckerberg ordered Facebook's executives to use Android phones

https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/15/mark-zuckerberg-ordered-facebooks-executives-use-android-phones/

According to a report out of the New York Times yesterday, Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg ordered the company's high-level managers to switch to Android phones earlier this year. It's not clear if the order was ever enforced, or to what degree, but it apparently came on the heels of an MSNBC interview in which Tim Cook openly criticized Facebook's data collection and privacy policies in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and associated congressional hearings.

Cook's remarks apparently so upset Zuckerberg that he issued the Android phone directive - though, as The Verge points out, it seems unlikely that it worked (at least very well):

[W]e checked Twitter activity from several Facebook executives, including blockchain lead David Marcus and VP of AR and VR Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, all of whom are still shown to be using iPhones.
While it would be all too easy to take this as another instance of tech gossip exaggeration - something that tends to happen a lot in Silicon Valley - a statement released by Facebook today very bizarrely all but confirmed the Times' story. While it doesn't go so far as to directly address the Times' assertion about Android phones as true or false, the lack of a denial in this case is more than enough on its own. The statement even goes so far as to trash Cook for his comments earlier this year.

Tim Cook has consistently criticized our business model and Mark has been equally clear he disagrees. So there’s been no need to employ anyone else to do this for us. And we’ve long encouraged our employees and executives to use Android because it is the most popular operating system in the world.

Tensions between Facebook and Apple, then, almost certainly have to be at an all-time high. And really, it only makes sense; in many ways, the companies' approaches to privacy, services, and products couldn't be more different. Facebook is the poster child for big data hubris, while Apple has stood out for its dogged resistance to information harvesting and highly targeted advertising in an age where such things are fast becoming universal.

As to whether Mark Zuckerberg can get his executives all-in on Android, I have a feeling he's going to have a harder time than he thinks. After all, even when they're getting paid out the nose specifically to use Android, iPhone people tend to prefer their iPhones.



I sure hope they make the switch before Mark starts stomping his foot.

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Re: Mark Zuckerberg ordered Facebook's executives to use Android phones
Posted by: GBJYH ()
Date: November 15, 2018 07:58PM

Billionaire problems.

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Re: Mark Zuckerberg ordered Facebook's executives to use Android phones
Posted by: IT Wizard ()
Date: November 15, 2018 08:08PM

Smart move. Those iPhone are security nightmares.

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Re: Mark Zuckerberg ordered Facebook's executives to use Android phones
Posted by: Andrew Arst ()
Date: November 18, 2018 08:29AM

Why not, android is a great platforms. Well, it may have some security problems but you can use it in a beneficial way because apps like cellphonetrackapp.net/call-tracker-vivo-v7/ for example exist. And that's what I love android for. There is an app for any purpose, you just need to search carefully to find one.

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Re: Mark Zuckerberg ordered Facebook's executives to use Android phones
Posted by: 4hvbf ()
Date: November 18, 2018 10:02AM

they are broken chinese crap with poison pill software and fake security

PERFECT AS A LEGAL EXCUSE were his employees caught in a scandal and the courts had seized the phones

he can always blame the poor quality of the phones and unreliable nature of whatever is found on them !

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Re: Mark Zuckerberg ordered Facebook's executives to use Android phones
Posted by: fgphn ()
Date: November 18, 2018 10:03AM

He probably took bribe money from xi jing ping - his employees are forced to buy more "made in china" products and not use perfectly good iphone

it's "not a good sign"

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Re: Mark Zuckerberg ordered Facebook's executives to use Android phones
Posted by: cdujy ()
Date: November 18, 2018 10:08AM

IT'S AN ATTACK ON AMERICAN COMPANIES

he can claim facebook doesn't know iPhone isn't supported well because they all use android

(the software licenses on andriod let's facebook do about *anything* without being sued btw)

Apple is a Democrat spirited animal. But Android is controlled by foreign countries that want to overthrow USA's industries and have top down control - making usa a poor puppet of their whims.

this isn't a political issue: it's a foreign take-over issue

it's also a CONSUMER RIGHTS ISSUE (suggested reading: ralph nader and his long quest to force congress to pass consumer rights laws)

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Re: Mark Zuckerberg ordered Facebook's executives to use Android phones
Posted by: cxtvk ()
Date: November 18, 2018 10:11AM

(a REASONABLE corporate law, ie at the Intel corp building, would be that NO EMPLOYEE ENTER ANY DOOR with a phone, hard drive, or _anything_ so that the bastards can't do industrial espionage and give the hard earned blood and war earned profits funding research free to foreigners who fought us)

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Re: Mark Zuckerberg ordered Facebook's executives to use Android phones
Posted by: hked3 ()
Date: November 18, 2018 10:19AM

these democrats and foreigner who keep claiming a right to "free technology" is a scam controlled DNC traitors

china and other countries always WANT A PRICE and do not share "their stuff"

they only accuse (apple) of not sharing when they are "behind"

(android does NOT have open technology as they say: it's all a scam to sell units. if a person tries to duplicate the technology they will find many traps barriers and eventually that there are hidden drivers they don't have access to: the only important ones: multimedia and telephone drivers. what is free? is what was stolen from USA softwares that was not supposed to have walked out the door.)

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Re: Mark Zuckerberg ordered Facebook's executives to use Android phones
Posted by: Apple Sucks ()
Date: November 18, 2018 12:59PM

Apple throttles and destroys old phones every year when the release a new iPhone. iOS 11. destroyed my 6S so they replaced it when I complained - year later 12.0 is destroying it again. All because so many idiots just go buy a new iphone. They didnt used to do this - my original iphones work much better than the newer ones. They also produce defective 'lighting cords' - they last maybe 4 months before starting to break.

Apple Sucks

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Re: Mark Zuckerberg ordered Facebook's executives to use Android phones
Posted by: rt4r3e ()
Date: September 30, 2019 10:10PM

Apple Sucks Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Apple throttles and destroys old phones every year
> when the release a new iPhone. iOS 11. destroyed
> my 6S so they replaced it when I complained - year
> later 12.0 is destroying it again. All because so
> many idiots just go buy a new iphone. They didnt
> used to do this - my original iphones work much
> better than the newer ones. They also produce
> defective 'lighting cords' - they last maybe 4
> months before starting to break.
>
> Apple Sucks

gerrymanderer2 (OP) posts several lies on ffu daily - many\.10think he's a fx co gov worker who is getting paid to do it for false DNC democrat "advertising". he floods ffu with useless posts to bump down major news, posts fecal matter, mutilated bodies, child porn, foreign drug ads and sneaker ads, tells people to kill themselves and government should seize them and put them on psych pills in prison - decided by democrat gov of course, promotes kangaroo courthouse trials, gives anti-religious rants, gives satanic ritual rants, posts black males with large dicks on white young females, portends white low birth rate and fall of USA, food tampering/poisoning, and anything possible to DEMORALIZE white people on ffu. (perhaps a chinese prisoner or isis member - but definitely knowledgeable of fx co gov from the inside at times). the website operator has told him "not to post or return" which are still posted - not removed, by the sysop: not because of a political leaning but for continual illegal and gross spam along with messages that are only to demoralize if not kill others. he/she plays at financial terrorism as well: continuall reporting false financial data, and fake emergency please from (fake members of the community he makes up)

my iPhone 5c still works great, can browse web, and still downloads apps


Apple has better customer end to end than anyone, period, for all products running backwards - best record of any company.



g2 is a liar in the extreme

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