Customer data was being 'weaponised' by firms to increase profits: Tim Cook

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Wednesday said customer data was being "weaponised with military efficiency" by companies to increase profit and called for a federal privacy law in the United States. But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his company's ad-based business model said users were aware of a trade-off for free services.

Cook, speaking at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, said Apple would support a U.S. privacy law and also touted the iPhone maker's commitment.....

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