Privacy Blog

"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Sees No Tension Between Privacy and National Security

Of the big three software producers (Apple, Microsoft, and Google), Apple is the one that works the hardest to provide privacy and security for its users. In fact, Google’s Android and Chromebook systems deliberately collect information about users and send that info to Google’s servers where it can be used for displaying targeted advertising and other purposes.

Speaking Monday at the Wall Street Journal’s technology conference, WSJDLive, Apple CEO Tim Cook said:

“We think privacy will be increasingly important to more people over time as they realize intimate parts of their lives are in the open and being used for all sorts of things. We think encryption is a must in today’s world. I wish it didn’t have to be this way, but that’s what it is. Every day, you’re reading about another thing going on. Things happen every day. How do you address that for the mainstream customer?”

He then went on to talk about Apple’s efforts to block access by the National Security Agency and others who wish to spy on you. Details may be found un an article by Aaron Tilley in Forbes at

Categories: News & Current Events, Security, Software

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