Alibaba's Jack Ma says Facebook should “fix” its privacy issues
Comments come before Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance in front of US lawmakers
Alibaba founder Jack Ma had some unsolicited advice for Mark Zuckerberg yesterday: Take responsibility and fix Facebook’s privacy issues.
Speaking at the Boao Forum for Asia on the island of Hainan, Ma was asked about the scandal engulfing Facebook.
“The most important solution is, you respect the data, you respect the security, you respect the privacy.”
Ma finished on an upbeat note: “But I think the problem would be solved, we should not kill the company because of these problems.”
“We care about the user experience and we’re not going to traffic in your personal life,” Cook said when asked about Facebook’s handling of the scandal, which led Zuckerberg to call the Apple CEO’s criticism “extremely glib.”
Alibaba isn’t a stranger to privacy problems itself.
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