Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
»
1-min read

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Firm Guards Data Privacy in China

Tim Cook called privacy as one of the most important issues of this century, and maintained that the US-based technology colossus even safeguards data Chinese law requires it to keep stored in that country.

AFP Relaxnews

Updated:October 3, 2018, 10:39 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Firm Guards Data Privacy in China
Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Firm Guards Data Privacy in China
Loading...

Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Tuesday said the company is devoted to protecting people's privacy, with data encrypted and locked away on servers even in China. Cook called privacy as one of the most important issues of this century, and maintained that the US-based technology colossus even safeguards data Chinese law requires it to keep stored in that country.

"We worked with a Chinese company to provide iCloud," Cook said, referring to Apple's service for storing digital content in the internet cloud during an interview with Vice News. "But, the keys to the data are ours." Cook said Apple hosts data on servers in an array of countries, but it is not easy for local authorities to get access. China is known for tight internet controls, prompting worries about the privacy of data stored there by Apple.

When asked about a recent security breach revealed by Facebook, Cook once again championed the importance of protecting people's information in a time when smartphones can reveal so much about them. Cook has repeatedly stressed that Apple's business model does not involve gathering user data and targeting them with ads, the way internet giants Facebook and Google make money.

"You are not our product," Cook said. "We don't create a profile and allow other companies to target you. That is not the business we are in." Apple, valued at more than a trillion dollars based on its share price, makes most of its money from iPhone sales. The Silicon Valley company has been working to ramp up revenue from digital content and online services, such as streaming music and data storage.

Cook said that while he is a fan of the free market, he supports the idea of legislation aimed at protecting people's privacy. "I think there is a need to work with Congress and the staff to make sure we do our jobs of helping them come up to speed on what's possible," Cook said.

"Technology itself doesn't want to be good. It doesn't want to be bad. It doesn't want to be anything. It is up to the creator."

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: ---
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results