Tim Cook pledges for a federal privacy law

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Brussels, at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.

In his most political speech ever Apple chief executive Tim Cook has demanded a tough new US data protection law. Referring to the misuse of “deeply personal” data, he said it was being “weaponised against us with military efficiency”. “We shouldn’t sugar-coat the consequences,” he added. “This is surveillance.” The strongly-worded speech presented a striking defence … Read more

Tim Cook at Auburn University: “Cross-burning was a Symbol of Ignorance”

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn’t known for talking much about himself, but in a speech this week, he talked about some of the early childhood experiences that shape his passions around fighting for human rights and equality. “Growing up in Alabama in the 1960s, I saw the devastating impacts of discrimination,” Cook said, accepting a … Read more

Tim Cook about his first year as Apple CEO

NBC News “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” December 6, 2012 Nobody remembers the guy who came after Thomas Edison. And nobody seems to recognize Tim Cook as we walk together across the teeming floor of Grand Central Station. Tim Cook: I’m a very private person, I like my being anonymous As we walk: we’re surrounded … Read more