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Apple CEO Tim Cook slams tech rivals for collecting user data, at the cost of social polarization
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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday took social media companies to task for neglecting the social costs of collecting data on its users while ignoring the consequences of extremism and polarization.
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"Too many are still asking the question ‘how much can we get away with?' when we should be asking ‘what are the consequences?'” Cook said at a virtually held International Conference on Computers, Privacy & Data Protection. He stopped short of outright naming any tech or social media company in particular.