• Tim Cook defends Apple taking billions from Google after his blistering attack on data hoarding tech firms

    23 days ago - By Chron

    Axios on HBO/YouTube
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has defended taking billions of dollars from Google to make it the default search engine on the iPhone.
    Cook was asked by Axios if the deal compromises Apple's no-nonsense approach to privacy.
    Google has been blighted by a number of privacy concerns in recent months, including a Google+ data breach.
    Cook launched a blistering attack last month on firms that he said hoarded "industrial" amounts of personal data.
    Tim Cook defended taking billions of dollars from Google amid concerns that the partnership undermines Apple's no-nonsense approach to privacy.
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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook says this is the best search engine out there

    23 days ago - By Fast Company

    The privacy-focused CEO's answer may let you down.
    And no, he didn't say DuckDuckGo. Instead, he told Axios that Google had the best search engine out there, despite often criticizing the company for its lack of privacy. Cook made the comments during an interview on Axio s ‘ s HBO series. When asked if Apple's multibillion search deal with Google to make it the default search engine in Safari on iOS devices was a violation of Apple's privacy beliefs , he dodged a bit, instead stating why Apple makes Google default in Safari ( besides making the company a ton of cash ):
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  • Tim Cook: The Free Market Has Failed, Government Regulation Of User Data Is Now “Inevitable”

    23 days ago - By Fortune

    Apple CEO Tim Cook says the free market isn't working when it comes to privacy - and that government regulation of tech companies and the way they store user data is now “ inevitable .”
    “I'm a big believer in the free market,” Cook told Axios. “But we have to admit when the free market is not working. And it hasn't worked here.”
    This isn't the first time Cook has predicted that government regulation of tech companies is on the horizon. Responding to the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year, he told Recode and MSNBC , "I think the best regulation is no regulation, is...
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