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

Apple remembers Steve Jobs on anniversary of his passing

Steve Jobs at WWDC 2008

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook remembered the company’s late cofounder, Steve Jobs on the one-year anniversary of Jobs’ passing. The letter with a video montage appeared on Apple’s website to remember his life and death. The nearly two-minute video presents a slideshow of Jobs throughout his career and it softly ends with “Remembering Steve”. Jobs died … Read more