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Tim Cook says FBI can spy on people without needing to break iPhone encryption

March 18th at 7:15 AM

Tim Cook says FBI can spy on people without needing to break iPhone encryption

The Apple vs. FBI war is far from over, with Apple CEO Tim Cook having explained – once again – in an extensive interview with Time this week why the Bureau is wrong looking to decrypt the San Bernardino iPhone at all costs.

In his tirade, he also pointed out to a fact that’s abundantly clear to many Internet users: intelligence agencies can collect plenty of data about anyone, without needing to break into devices. Cook called the “going dark” mantra a crock, saying that nobody really goes “dark.” Furthermore, he also made it clear that Apple would provide iCloud data, which is not encrypted, to law enforcement, as long as a lawful warrant has been obtained for that purpose.

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Tim Cook gives a measured response to Donald Trump’s attempted Apple boycott

March 17th at 6:05 PM

Tim Cook gives a measured response to Donald Trump’s attempted Apple boycott

Policy isn’t Donald Trump’s strong suit, but he sure does know how to rile up a crowd. And that’s exactly what he tried to do at a rally in South Carolina last month when he called for his fans to “boycott Apple” until the company is willing to help the FBI unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. More →

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Tim Cook Vs FBI Interview

Tim Cook unloads on the FBI in an extensive new interview

March 17th at 12:33 PM

Tim Cook unloads on the FBI in an extensive new interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook usually comes across as a relaxed and genial sort of person but he sounds hopping mad about how the FBI has behaved in its fight with the company over the iPhone used by the shooter in the San Bernardino massacre. In an extensive interview with Time this week, Cook unloaded on how the FBI and the federal government as a whole have tried to force the company to build an insecure version of its own operating system that could be used to unlock Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone 5c. More →

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Tim Cook Confronted The KKK

When a young Tim Cook told a group of cross-burning KKK members to stop what they were doing

March 10th at 9:00 PM

When a young Tim Cook told a group of cross-burning KKK members to stop what they were doing

It’s no secret that Tim Cook’s moral character was indelibly shaped by his experiences growing up as a kid in the deep south. Specifically, Cook passion for human rights was forged, in part, by the deep-seated racism that Cook witnessed first-hand while growing up in Alabama in the 1960s and early 1970s.

During a 2013 speech where Cook received the IQLA  Lifetime Achievement Award, the Apple CEO spoke openly about witnessing a cross burning first-hand, an event which he said “was permanently imprinted” on his brain and changed his life forever.

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Elon Musk says secret anti-Trump meeting wasn’t secret or about Trump

March 10th at 1:08 PM

Elon Musk says secret anti-Trump meeting wasn’t secret or about Trump

A few days ago, news broke that some of the most influential leaders in tech, including Apple’s Tim Cook, Tesla’s Elon Musk and Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt, met in secret at the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum, plotting to stop Donald Trump’s growing momentum.

However, Musk was quick to debunk the report, saying the secret meeting wasn’t secret at all and it wasn’t about Trump either. More →

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Tim Cook, Elon Musk, other execs attend secret meeting aimed at stopping Donald Trump

March 8th at 7:50 AM

Tim Cook, Elon Musk, other execs attend secret meeting aimed at stopping Donald Trump

In a sign of the times, a number of tech luminaries over the weekend, a group which included Tim Cook, Elon Musk and even Napster co-founder Sean Parker, all congregated on a private island resort off the coast of Georgia where the topic of discussion centered on how to stop the growing momentum of Donald Trump.

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Watch Tim Cook’s full 30-minute interview on Apple’s war with the FBI

February 25th at 8:16 AM

Watch Tim Cook’s full 30-minute interview on Apple’s war with the FBI

Last night we gave you a quick glimpse of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s ABC News interview, and it was clear from that 90-second clip that Cook & Co. do not plan to back down in this ongoing battle. Now, the full 30-minute interview has been released and we get our most in-depth look yet at why Apple is so vehemently opposed to complying with a court order. Earlier this month, a court demanded that Apple supply the FBI with tools that will allow it to hack into an iPhone which had previously belonged to San Bernardino shooter Rizwan Farook. More →

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Tim Cook says FBI wants Apple to create the ‘software equivalent of cancer’

February 24th at 7:45 PM

Tim Cook says FBI wants Apple to create the ‘software equivalent of cancer’

Apple is pulling out all the PR stops as part of its broader campaign to help explain why it adamantly refuses to help the FBI unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Most recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared on ABC’s World News Tonight where Cook sat down and explained Apple’s position to David Muir.

“I think safety of the public is incredibly important. Safety of our kids, safety of our families is very important,” Cook explained. “The protection of people’s data is incredibly important and so the tradeoff here is that we know that doing this could expose people to incredible vulnerabilities. This is not something that we would create. This would be bad for America and it would also set a precedent that I believe many people in America would be offended by.”

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Tim Cook sits down to talk about Apple’s ongoing battle with the FBI on ABC News

February 24th at 2:11 PM

Tim Cook sits down to talk about Apple’s ongoing battle with the FBI on ABC News

On Wednesday night’s edition of World News Tonight on ABC News, host David Muir will sit down with Apple CEO Tim Cook to discuss the company’s ongoing battle with the FBI over whether or not the unlock the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. More →

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Tim Cook talks Apple Car, innovation and his thoughts on the auto industry

February 22nd at 5:40 PM

Tim Cook talks Apple Car, innovation and his thoughts on the auto industry

In a somewhat rare interview, Fortune’s Adam Lashinsky sat down with Apple CEO Tim Cook for a wide-ranging discussion that touched on a number of topics, from Apple’s floundering stock price, the proliferation of Apple Pay and the notion that we’ve reached ‘peak’ iPhone. But without question, the most interesting portion of the interview centered on Apple’s somewhat mythical Apple Car.

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Tim Cook Blurry Super Bowl Photo

The hilarious final chapter of Tim Cook’s humiliating blurry Super Bowl photo saga

February 10th at 9:14 AM

The hilarious final chapter of Tim Cook’s humiliating blurry Super Bowl photo saga

It appears as though Apple CEO Tim Cook agrees with my assessment of the iPhone 6s Plus: it’s the first iPhone I simply couldn’t live with. Had Apple’s head honcho been carrying the plus-sized version of the iPhone at the Super Bowl, however, the optical image stabilization might have saved him from the humiliating headache that his blurry Twitter photo has been.

But before it slips away into the Internet archives and is forgotten forever, there’s one last hilarious chapter for the world to enjoy. More →

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The Internet is having a field day with Tim Cook’s blurry Super Bowl photo

February 8th at 7:45 AM

The Internet is having a field day with Tim Cook’s blurry Super Bowl photo

If you’re the CEO of a company that claims to offer its customers one of the best, if not the best, camera experiences possible, you’re bound to face the brutality of the Internet as soon as you post one blurry photo. It’s all it takes, especially if that photo is taken right after Super Bowl 50 ends when everyone’s still online, enjoying the festivities.

That’s what Tim Cook did on Sunday night, shortly after the Broncos won the game: he took a quick picture from near the 20-yard line, showing the ongoing celebrations on the field. The photo, seen below, was out-of-focus, and the Internet had a field day with it.

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