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Zuckerberg’s Notes Included Shot At Apple Over Data Misuse [VIDEO]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate committee hearing notes on Tuesday included a shot at competitor Apple.

An Associated Press photographer captured a picture of Zuckerberg’s notes, which included a section arguing Facebook is being held to a higher standard than Apple when it comes to protecting user data.

“When you install an app on your iPhone, you give it access to some information, just like when you login with FB,” read the section. “Lots of stories about apps misusing apple data, never seen Apple notify people.”

It’s “important you hold everyone to [the] same standards,” Zuckerberg’s notes emphasized.

Zuckerberg doesn’t appear to have used the scripted shot at Apple during the hearing, which covered a range of topics including censorship and data protection.

Zuckerberg’s hearing took place a day after Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak slammed the Facebook CEO as a fraud and a hypocrite in an interview with MSNBC.

“Facebook could have done a much better job of being honest,” Wozniak said on Monday. “Things you think are private are to that extent you are only sharing with your friends. But really all you are doing is sharing with advertisers. Apple only makes its money off of good products, so it can be done.”

Wozniak also said Zuckerberg “could” solve Facebook’s problems but won’t because of who he is. “Oh, he could, but he won’t,” Wozniak said. “Personalties don’t change.”

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