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Eric Schmidt swipes back at Cook, says Google is ‘far more secure’ than Apple

Eric Schmidt On Google Privacy

The seemingly ongoing battle between Google and Apple has been well-documented, but it’s always at its best when the CEOs start trading blows. In an interview with Charlie Rose last month, Tim Cook took Google to task for its data collection practices. Unsurprisingly, Eric Schmidt wasn’t too pleased with Cook’s representative of his company, so he took the time to respond on a CNN Money segment this week.

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“Someone didn’t brief him correctly on Google’s policies,” Schmidt quipped. “It’s unfortunate for him. In the first place, in Google’s case, we have always been the leader in security and encryption. Our systems are far more secure and encrypted than anyone else, including Apple. They’re catching up, which is great.”

Tim Cook might have something to say about that. Then again, the iCloud leaks haven’t exactly been helping Apple’s case in recent weeks.

Watch the full video below for more of Schmidt’s responses to detractors of Google’s security and data collection practices:

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.