Skip to comments.Apple CEO backs privacy laws, warns data being ‘weaponized’
Posted on 10/24/2018 8:53:18 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The head of Apple on Wednesday endorsed tough privacy laws for both Europe and the U.S. and renewed the technology giants commitment to protecting personal data, which he warned was being weaponized against users.
Speaking at an international conference on data privacy, Apple CEO Tim Cook applauded European Union authorities for bringing in a strict new data privacy law in May and said the iPhone maker supports a U.S. federal privacy law .
Cooks speech, along with video comments from Google and Facebook top bosses, in the European Unions home base in Brussels, underscores how the U.S. tech giants are jostling to curry favor in the region as regulators tighten their scrutiny.
Data protection has become a major political issue worldwide, and European regulators have led the charge in setting new rules for the big internet companies. The EUs new General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, requires companies to change the way they do business in the region, and a number of headline-grabbing data breaches have raised public awareness of the issue.
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They’re up to something
One may legitimately criticize Apple and Tim Cook for many things, but both have consistently and publicly striven to guard users data security.
The EU’s laws typically have the opposite effect of what they say they are for. Just like “net neutrality”, trying to impose a GDPR-like law in the USA will be a bad thing. So, no.
That’s why I stick w/ Apple phones over Android.
I have some suspicions why he might want unbreakable data security in spite of his lefty bona fides.
Because the fruit says so?
The guy turns on Christians on the drop of a dime.
You don’t think he’d violate their privacy if he could hurt them?
Good for you!!
#### the fact that he hates us Christians!!
He feigns concern about privacy.
Unless it’s from a group he doesn’t like.
Including those silly pizza owners who didn’t want to throw a gay pizza party, whatever the #### that is
And is MORE than ready to pull business out of Christian friendly states.
Supporting the EU’s privacy regulation and trying to bring it to the USA as federal law is not supporting privacy.
Still fresh in my mind what Cook threatened to do to Indiana over Pence’s law to protect real marriage.
Apple is the only High Tech company actively promoting personal security.
Intel and IBM are building cloud based solutions but the data needs to get there first.
Google and FB are the ones driving everything to be open.
Trying to bring the GDPR to the USA in the form of an intrusive federal law is not the same as promoting user security.
Don’t forget that Cook also supported net neutrality.
This is a show. They aren’t stupid - their brand equity is being wiped out because nobody trusts them anymore, and they ALL want to morph from hardware companies to information companies eventually.
The choices aren’t great.
You think Google is better?
The choice is pretty clear.
So they will block all the apps that track that they make money on from their devices? Nah...
Like in China where Apple Gave a China the keys to their iCloud?
Dont get me wrong I like Apple products, but Tim is not practicing what he is preechhing.
This is set up for Blockchain technology that is very close to be rolled out to the mainstream. We are on the cusp of a financial revolution over the next decade. Decentralization and privacy are the selling points. Hence, this is what Tim is really talking about.
Well, given what the EU’s data “protection” law is really about, it seems to be Cook advocating big government expansion for the US, like when he was for net neutrality.
Well, it’s upstting their business plan that users don’t care. Competitors are making a fortune off user data- and Apple is missing out on that revenue stream.
Stamos called for companies like Google, Twitter and his former employer Facebook to collect less data and the need for strong privacy laws in the U.S., in agreement with Cook. However, he also said Apple needs to “come clean” about its practices in China.
“Apple needs to come clean on how iCloud works in China and stop setting damaging precedents for how willing American companies will be to service the internal security desires of the Chinese Communist Party,” he tweeted.
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