Tim Cook Tears Into Personal Data-Based Advertising
Tim Cook sought to distance Apple from the data-mining and advertising practices of other Silicon Valley companies.By Evan Thomas | June 3, 2015
Tim Cook delivered a scathing speech at the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Some of his remarks were apparent attempts to set Apple apart from other industry heavyweights, which he never named outright but are believed to be the Facebooks and Googles of Silicon Valley. (Video via Google)
He said these companies grow "by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information" and then monetizing it. "We think that's wrong. And it's not the kind of company that Apple wants to be."