What else would you call Google and Facebook? Wil Gomez explains how that compares to Apple’s so-called ‘walled garden.’
Think about the phrase ‘morality free zone.’ That more than implies that Facebook– and certainly Google can be placed into a similar zone– puts profits ahead of morality. Laws may not have been broken in recent scandals, but policies were, and morality has become the victim.
Apple seems to have found a new friend in privacy, but mostly because of money. The iPhone maker’s profits and success do not depend upon exploiting customer information in the same way as Google, Facebook, and even Amazon.
One could say Apple is Disneyesque.