Jonny Evans likes Apple’s principled approach to user privacy so much he envisions an Apple-based social network to rival Facebook. The problem?
The emerging Cambridge Analytica/Facebook affair, in which people’s personal data was allegedly used for purposes it should not have been used for, shows the danger of surveillance capitalism and the need for a new approach to social networking — and that’s what Apple can provide.
Which company already has a stated position to put safeguards around user data? Which company seeks the convenience of machine intelligence and data analytics at the same time as wanting to protect users from abuse of their private information?
Agreed. This is something Apple could do. But Apple is a hardware company. Would a safer social network sell more hardware.