“You might like these so-called free services, but we don’t think they’re worth having your email, your search history and now even your family photos data-mined and sold off for god knows what advertising purpose,” Cook said. “And we think some day, customers will see this for what it is.”
The old adage of, “If a product is free you are the product” isn’t lost on Apple CEO Tim Cook. During a recent speech delivered at an Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) event in Washington D.C., Cook championed Apple’s core belief that user privacy and security should remain at the forefront of all products and services.
TechCrunch on Tuesday posted highlights from Cook’s talk, where the Apple CEO and operations wiz passionately emphasized Apple’s unwavering commitment to privacy.
“Like many of you, we at Apple reject the idea that our customers should have to make tradeoffs between privacy and security,” Cook stated. “We can, and we must provide both in equal measure. We believe that people have a fundamental right to privacy. The American people demands it, the constitution demands it, morality demands it.”
Over the weekend, Tim Cook was the keynote speaker at the George Washington University graduation. In typical fashion, the bulk of Cook’s speech focused on broad and important themes such as equality, social change, civil rights, and correcting injustices where and whenever it arises.
“Sidelines are not where you want to live your life, Cook said. “The world needs you in the arena. There are problems that need to be solved. Injustices that need to be ended. People that are still being persecuted.”
But before Cook got into the meat and potatoes of an otherwise inspiring speech, he couldn’t help but have a little but of fun at the expense of anyone in the crowd who just so happened to be carrying a non-iPhone smartphone, which in this day and age pretty much means Android and Windows Phones (sorry BlackBerry).
This is, quite literally, Tim Cook’s happy dance. Yesterday was Earth Day, and Apple celebrated by bringing Pharrell to Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters for a live performance. During the popular song Happy, several Apple executives hopped up on stage to join the performer’s background dancers. Among them were Phil Schiller, Eddy Cue and CEO Tim Cook, who definitely stole the show. More →
We typically try not to get too political here on BGR, but the fight against inequality and discrimination is something we can happily get behind, even when it involves legislation. Enter Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently penned a rare op-ed that was published on Sunday night in The Washington Post.
Everyone should read it. More →
In a few short weeks, Apple is going to launch a smartwatch. By the time the company finally announced it was working on a watch, it didn’t come as much of a surprise, but considering how infrequently the company steps into new product categories, it’s still interesting to consider why Apple would place a bet on wearables. And why now? More →
Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared more details about how Steve Jobs let him know he was the pick to lead the company, Fast Company revealed in a piece that’s based on the upcoming book “Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader” that hits stores on March 24th. More →
Last week we detailed how an upcoming book about Steve Jobs promised to deliver “sensational” stories about the Apple co-founder. Cult of Mac has since obtained a few excerpts from the book and, as promised, there are quite a few bombshells already.
Titled, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, the book is slated for release on March 24 but is already available for pre-order on Amazon for $21.78.
The most fascinating tidbit Cult of Mac unearthed details how current Apple CEO Tim Cook once offered part of his liver to Jobs when then Apple co-founder was going through a bout of health struggles.
As part of Tim Cook’s recent worldwide tour, which has included stops in Israel, Germany, and the U.K, the Apple CEO recently sat down for a far ranging interview with the German-language newspaper BILD (paywall required). The interview touched on a number of interesting topics, including Cook’s thoughts on Edward Snowden, Steve Jobs, and, of course, what Cook makes of all the Apple Car rumors that have sprung up in recent weeks.
What is it about the chief executive officer role of a technology company that seems to attract such peculiar personalities? Even years after his untimely passing, Steve Jobs is still a regular topic of discussion in the tech world, prompting books, movies and parodies that have attempted to encapsulate his volatile, fascinating persona.
But in his stead, a different kind of CEO has taken over at Apple. Tim Cook is one of the most private people in the industry, separating his personal life from his public life as often as he possibly can, but Adam Lashinsky’s 2012 book Inside Apple was one of the first to delve a little deeper into who Cook really is. More →
When Tim Cook came out as gay on Thursday, the reaction from fellow tech leaders and from most politicians was largely positive. We knew that not everyone would react this way, however, and sure enough The Washington Post has cataloged some of the more idiotic reactions to Cook coming out. While some of the reactions were fairly predictable — really, who didn’t think the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer would say something stupid? — the most boneheaded reaction so far actually comes to us from Vitaly Milonov, a Russian member of parliament who wants Cook banned from entering his country for life. More →
Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped an unexpected surprise on Thursday morning when he decided to finally come out as gay. Even though Cook’s sexuality has long been a topic of speculation, the Apple boss put all doubts to rest in a heartfelt essay in Bloomberg Businessweek where he talked about his experiences as a gay man and how they’ve shaped what he sees as his role as CEO of Apple. More →