Apple’s Tim Cook slams big tech companies over data collection


THAT’S NOT BUSINESS WE ARE IN. CHARLES: HE SPECIFICALLY CALLED OUT THE PRACTICE OF DATA COLLECTION AND SELLING INFORMATION. JOINING ME NOW TO DISCUSS, LIZ PEEK, HE SAYS, HE DOESN’T BELIEVE THEY HAVE TO TAKE YOUR DATA TO MAKE THE SERVICE BETTER. HE SAYS WHOEVER IS TELLING YOU THAT, IT’S A BUNCH OF BUNK.>>YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT? I THINK APPLE’S TIM COOK IS RAISING SOME GREAT QUESTIONS HERE. BASICALLY THEY SAY WE NEED THIS BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO MAKE THE PRODUCT BETTER AND SERVICE BETTER FOR YOU. IF I’M CONGRESS I SHOULD BE COMPLETELY CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THEY ARE GOING TO BUY AND SELL THIS ON THE SECONDARY MARKET. IF YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THEIR USER AGREEMENTS THEY SAY THE THIRD PARTY VENDORS ARE SERVICE PROVIDERS. THEY SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT BIG EFFECT’S ABILITY TO TIP AN ELECTION. CHARLES: OTHERS ARE SAYING DON’T DO BUSINESS WITH THESE FOLKS IF YOU ARE SO AFRAID OF THIS HAPPENING. IT’S THE PRICE OF ADMISSION WHICH OFTEN IS FREE.>>IT’S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO DO BUSINESS WITH GOOGLE. FACEBOOK LESS SO. TIM COOK AND APPLE HAS YOU A DIFFERENT MODEL. THEY MAKE MONEY FROM SELLING IPHONES AND WATCHES, BUT THEY DON’T HAVE TO DO THE DATA MINING THAT FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE DO. I THINK THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. I THINK THE COMPANIES ARE EITHER GOING TO HAVE TO CHARGE FOR SEARCH MECHANISMS AND OTHER KINDS OF PROCEDURES WHICH NOBODY WANTS THEM TO DO. YOU DON’T WANT THEM TO GO ON GOOGLE. OR THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT PRIVACY. I THINK THAT’S THE PROBLEM FACEBOOK HAS NOW. THEY HAVE NOT GOTTEN SERIOUS. WE HAD TWO HUGE DATA BREACHES. THIS ONE 50 MILLION. THAT’S A LOT OF FOLKS’ DATA OUT THERE POSSIBLY FOR SALE. WE DON’T KNOW. CHARLES: FORD, YOU MENTIONED THE GOVERNMENT TAKING A CLOSER LOOK. IT’S HARD TO LOOK AT THESE COMPANIES AND NOT THINK AT SOME POINT ANTI-TRUST WILL COME UP. EVEN IF IT’S A BARRIER TO COMPETITION. AT SOME POINT SOME GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO LOOK AT THESE COMPANIES AND SAY YOU HAVE TOO MUCH POWER. YOU SAID THEY CAN SWAY ELECTIONS. COULD YOU SEE THEM GETTING INTO BEING BROKEN UP TO A DEGREE?>>I THINK THERE WILL BE GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION. I THINK WE ARE STARTING TO SEE THAT IN THE E.U.>>WE KNOW THE EUROPEANS, THE E.U. DOES THAT ALL THE TIME. THEY REPLACED THAT WITH INNOVATION. COULD IT GO FURTHER THAN THAT?>>I DON’T THINK IN AMERICA WE WANT TO DO THAT. AND I DON’T THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE REALIZE THE POWER GOOMG AND FACEBOOK HAVE. 60% TO 70% OF ALL U.S. SEARCHES ON THE INTERNET BEGIN WITH GOOGLE. THEIR ABILITY TO CONTROL THINGS AND SWAY OPINION IS RIDICULOUS. 60% OF ADULTS ARE OBJECT FACEBOOK. THEIR ABILITY TO SHOW YOU WHAT YOU CAN SEE AND FORM YOUR OPINION IS VERY, VERY DANGEROUS. THEY COULD BECOME A GOVERNMENT IN AND OF THEMSELVES. CHARLES: BIG BROTHER, I THINK THEY ARE MORE OF A POSSIBILITY OF BIG FOUR OR FIVE TECH COMPANIES BEING ULTIMATELY BIG BROTHER DESCRIBED BY INFORMATION WELL.>>IT’S UNNERVING THAT EVEN IN THESE SITUATIONS WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO TURN OFF THE APPS AND TELL THEM WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT, ET CETERA. IT’S NOT TRUE. THEY STILL KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING ON THE WEB. TIM ACROSS TOOK THE HIGH ROAD BECAUSE THEY BROUGHT OUT IN JUNE VARIOUS FEATURES IN THEIR NEW APPS AND NEW PHONES THAT WOULD PREVENT THE APPS FROM DOING THAT. HE ALSO TOOK A SWIPE AT FACEBOOK BY IMPLEMENTING FEATURES WHERE YOU CAN MONITOR HOW MUCH TIME YOU SPEND ON FACEBOOK AND TURN IT OFF. CHARLES: WE HAVE GOT TO LEAVE IT THERE, FORD.

11 Comments

  1. tom darco said:

    First on FOX!

    October 4, 2018
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  2. A B said:

    Apple is doing the same shit! Tim Cook put our cloud storage w china , that's worst!!! China has all our Infos

    October 4, 2018
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  3. derty QWERTY said:

    Uh, apple has been hacked and fined the same way before.. both crapple and fecebook are hacked because that is most used. durp, they sell your info also

    October 4, 2018
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  4. #MAGA TEXAS said:

    Tim is lying. Apple has collected and sold data! They shared it with Telecoms, Samsung, etc.

    October 4, 2018
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  5. Toadlag !!! said:

    He is lying! Take a look at your contacts in iOS 12. Notice any new info?

    October 4, 2018
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  6. Bigg Redd said:

    Good Move, Mr. Cook!🇺🇸

    October 4, 2018
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  7. theylied1776 said:

    Typical far-right whiners. None of these tech companies have broken any laws, antitrust or otherwise. The ultimate protection these tech companies have, if the Republicans want to come after them on political grounds, is the Supreme Court decision: Citizens United vs. The Federal Elections Commission. Corporations are entitled to have a political opinion. So, basically Google, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter are just waiting for the Trump Administration or Republicans to do something so damn stupid as to come after them on political grounds.

    October 4, 2018
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  8. Darrell Barton said:

    New laws coming !

    October 4, 2018
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  9. activatedlife said:

    When you can no longer innovate, might as well pretend to be an advocate. Total bullshit.

    October 4, 2018
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  10. 章猫文Melvin said:

    A case of pot calling the kettle black.

    October 4, 2018
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  11. John Smith said:

    Big tech can be destroyed with simplified hardware and software that the user can control. The ridiculously complex languages and software development platforms and hardware that turn switches on and off and keep long lists of ones and zeros and require that the public grovel at the feet of big tech can be replaced.

    May 14, 2019
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