And it has been proved that the Android operating users are more in the world that iOS users. The way we go into product design, we challenge ourselves to collect as little as possible. But yes, there's more to the story. 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. That would indeed line up with the original report, leaving out the fact that Zuckerberg was mad at Cook and ordered the change.
According to the New York Times' damning report on Facebook's tactics targeting company critics and stonewalling on dealing with multiple scandals, Zuckerberg ordered his management team to use only Android smartphones. Facebook's biannual survey (via The Wall Street Journal) found that only 52% of employees are optimistic about the company's future, a dramatic decline from 84% previous year. At first glance, the order flies in the face of basic constitutional rights of any American citizen.
This allegation is contained in a New York Times article titled Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook's Leaders Fought Through Crisis.
Many users responding on the competing social media platform posted popular gifs and memes showing Zuckerberg's seemingly robotic presence versus that of a human. Cook was talking about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal which exposed the personal data of around 87 million Facebook users for political profiling. The blog post also contained some statement regarding the CEO of Apple which includes disagreement with the latter's constant criticism towards Facebook. Now, Facebook wants to clear the air.
And Zuckerberg can also apparently hold a grudge.
The tech giant started an email service that offered users an @facebook.com address, in November 2010.