Through his example and Apple’s commitment to equality, LGBT young people in particular can look to Tim Cook’s incredible career and know that there is nothing holding them back. And so instead of us taking that data into Apple, we’ve kept data on the phone and it’s encrypted by you. He believes that everyone, including government agencies, are coming around to the idea that a “back door” is a nonstarter and that encryption “is a must in today’s world”.
Apple CEO thinks businesses should work for social good. Cook was a guest on NPR’s All Things Considered, answering questions posed by host Robert Siegel during an 8-minute segment during which he discussed user privacy, governmental requests for information, and the possibility of an Apple vehicle.
When asked why Apple doesn’t just “throw down the mic” by Levie, with almost $200 billion in revenue, Cook said Apple “haven’t started yet”, and there’s still potential in enterprise, the Apple Watch, television, and more-a auto was not mentioned, but the rumors are certainly there. Apple has undertaken other partnerships with enterprise-entrenched companies including IBM, Microsoft and Box.
In an official statement published to HRC’s website, the organization’s president Chad Griffin called Cook a visionary, citing the Apple chief’s personal and professional contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Explaining the rating to El Reg at the time, Nate Cardozo, an EFF staff attorney, said that “with this report, we ask specifically how well companies stand up to the government, not what kind of business they run”.
“Our view on this comes from a values point of view, not from a commercial interest point of view”, Cook insisted.
“Our customers are not our products”.
Cook also threw shade at Google, particularly the tech giant’s advertising practices which a few users see as invasive, although Cook made sure to not mention the company by name. That’s just not the business that we are in.
Earlier this year, Cupertino found itself on the bad side of the US Department of Justice when it explained that it was technically impossible to provide them with real-time access to iMessages.
Total security is impossible, as companies and individuals discover every day. In this interview, he described it as “a fundamental human right”. “And that responsibility has grown markedly in the last couple of decades or so, as government has found it more hard to move forward or get as much done that would please the people”.