Tim Cook: We have no right to sacrifice privacy for security [video]




On Friday, at Stanford University in Palo Alto hosted the summit of the White House cybersecurity, which was attended by Barack Obama, members of his administration, the head of the largest energy and Internet companies, including General Director of Apple Tim Cook.


The appearance of Apple CEO Tim Cook Hall met thunderous applause. He even joked that they poberegli power – the president will be a bit later. Incidentally, the order of presentation: Tim Cook really spoke directly to Obama, and he was allocated a separate time, unlike, for example, representatives from Microsoft and Google, who participated in the panel only towards the end of the conference (although Google has given Obama a couple of warm words his speech). Young Internet companies such as Facebook and Twitter, do not invite – age did not come.

It’s no secret that American policy at the end of their powers often receive honorary positions in large companies. Against this background, the curious looks of the fact that President Obama recently increasingly declares his love for Apple.

Speech by Tim Cook was not at all like the show during the presentation of iPhone 6. He began by saying that everyone has the right to privacy and security. Cook warned of “dire consequences”, which will result in refusal to strike the right balance between security and privacy of users.

“We have to do everything right – said Cook. – History shows that if the sacrifice for the safety of privacy, it leads to terrible consequences. ”

Apple offers the best technology in the world, but never and does not sell personal data of its users. None of iCloud, or from mail or from the browser history. Now this data joins health information and financial transactions, and they also will not be disclosed to anyone, ever.

Apple CEO said the company asks for user information only in order to improve the quality of their services. Members themselves choose what, how and when to transmit of Apple, but that prohibition applies.

Tim Cook said that Apple Pay – the most secure system, because it is already based on biometric identification. Crime in the network is growing very fast, and you can not delay the implementation of the development of Apple. Now, American business is given a clear signal from almost the White House.

All ending his speech, Tim Cook spent the importance of the work of the presidential administration in the field of cyber security as a single company, even such as Apple, can not do it. Cupertino is actively cooperating with the government on this issue and immediately introduces the benefits of this cooperation.

The most significant moments for the world’s population rhetoric of American politicians at the summit, as the Gazeta , was the fact that the Internet is not for the United States is divided into segments and national States is going to take responsibility for ensuring the safety of all 3 billion users; Internet security official linked to the military and energy security, as well as US economic growth and hacker attacks are considered a threat to national security, and the responsibility for this lies with those countries whose hackers committed attack (Obama called the two countries, whose most hackers are attacking US – China and Russia); State considers the privacy of citizens, but will invest in the development of biometric identification and protect users’ personal data against unauthorized use of a business (for example, for the purposes of advertising), which, in essence, makes the global observation even more complete and inconspicuous.

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