Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks strong privacy regulations are necessary after latest Facebook scandal

Speaking at the China Development Forum in Beijing on Saturday, Cook was asked for his thoughts on what should happen in the aftermath of Facebook’s latest privacy fiasco, according to Bloomberg’s recap of his remarks.

“I think that this certain situation is so dire and has become so large that probably some well-crafted regulation is necessary,” he said. “The ability of anyone to know what you’ve been browsing about for years, who your contacts are, who their contacts are, things you like and dislike and every intimate detail of your life — from my own point of view, it shouldn’t exist.” Cook didn’t specify what he wants to see in any potential legislation, but he made it a point to underline that lawmakers should take care in creating it. In an astonishing moment during an otherwise on-message CNN interview earlier this week, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg didn’t oppose the idea of outside regulation.

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