By Steve Dellar   |  10-24-2018   News
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Apple CEO Mr. Tim Cook spoke at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Brussels this morning, where he slammed his Silicon Valley competitors Facebook and Google for hoarding the personal data of its users.

Mr Cook demanded that the White House administration would implement some tough new US data protection law, in an unusual speech in Europe.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/tim_cook?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@tim_cook</a> technology can make great things, but as <a href="https://twitter.com/Buttarelli_G?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Buttarelli_G</a> said, we need technology to serve human kind, not the opposite <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/debatingethics?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#debatingethics</a> <a href="https://t.co/Whybtzcp4j">pic.twitter.com/Whybtzcp4j</a></p>&mdash; EDPS (@EU_EDPS) <a href="https://twitter.com/EU_EDPS/status/1055011045499195397?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 24, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Referring to the misuse of "deeply personal" data and clearly sticking it to Facebook, Google and Twitter, Mr Cook claimed people’s likes were being "weaponised against us with military efficiency."

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"We shouldn't sugar-coat the consequences. This is surveillance."

To the public’s amazement, the Apple executive who took over from the deceased legend Mr Steve Jobs described in agonizing detail what he called Silicon Valley’s "data industrial complex", where billions of dollars were traded on the basis of people's "likes and dislikes", "wishes and fears" or "hopes and dreams," all of these were then stored like data points tracked by tech firms and advertisers.

Mr Cook said the current situation "should make us very uncomfortable, it should unsettle us."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Technology is capable of doing great things. But it doesn’t want to do great things. It doesn’t want anything. That part takes all of us. We are optimistic about technology’s awesome potential for good — but we know that it won’t happen on its own.</p>&mdash; Tim Cook (@tim_cook) <a href="https://twitter.com/tim_cook/status/1055035552037253121?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 24, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Apple boss commended the European GDPR law, which came in place earlier this year and places very strict rules on how personal data is handled by businesses and organisations.

"This year, you've shown the world that good policy and political will can come together to protect the rights of everyone. It is time for the rest of the world, including my home country, to follow your lead.”

"We at Apple are in full support of a comprehensive federal privacy law in the United States."

The White House administration just a few weeks ago warned social media firms that a regulatory law would be drafted if they didn’t shape up. Many of them have been caught this year in data protection breaches, most notably Mr Zuckerberg’s Facebook.

Source:

https://www.iculture.nl/nieuws/tim-cook-europese-privacy-speech/

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Anonymous No. 40256 1540390272

YEAH!!! AND WHATS GOING TO BE DONE ABOUT??? WHO IS GOING TO PRISON FOR THIS SHIT??? AND WHEN ARE THE VICTIMS GOING TO BE COMPENSATED?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? DAMN BASTARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous No. 40257 1540390992

NEVER! CUZ THE GENERAL PUBLIC ALWAYS GETS RAPED AND TOOK ADVANTAGE OF… BECAUSE WE ARE ALWAYS TO BUSY BUYING THEIR BULLSHIT TACTICS MEANT TO DIVIDE THE GENERAL PUBLIC.. RACISM SEXISM HOMOPHOBIA BULLSHIT LIES MEANT TO KEEP US STARVED, KEEP US BLIND, AND KEEP US STUPID. OR COAXING OUR EGOS BY PULLING A BOTTLE OF HOT SAUCE OUT OF THE PURSE, PROCLAIMING A ONE LINER… I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT. HAHAHA VERY FUNNY. IM SICK OF LIARS AND MANIPULATORS ROBBING THE PUBLIC BLIND!!!! WE THE PEOPLE SUFFER TOGETHER. IF YOU THINK FOR ONE MINUTE UP UNTIL DONALD TRUMP WE HAVENT BEEN RAPED AND PILLAGED BY THE RICH AND FAMOUS AND OUR OWN GOVERNMENT THEN YOU'RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION!!! WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO START STICKING TOGETHER NO MATTER WHAT COLOR RACE OR CREED WE AREBEFORE THEY ALL DRAG US TO HELL TOGETHER!!!!

Anonymous No. 40273 1540394362

THESE PLATFORM HEAD BASTARDS ARE A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY AND ARE TRYING TO UNDERMINE OUR ELECTIONS

Fredward No. 40279 1540395356

Clearly something needs to be done since this is all getting very out of hand, but as long as the public is as apathetic as it has been proven to be nothing ever will and it will just continue to get worse.

Anonymous No. 40280 1540395646

Yes they are a threat to national security and our elections. They need to be broken up… and whatever other actions are needed. They definitely need to be addressed.

Anonymous No. 40281 1540395698

But heads need to roll too. They should be held accountable in a court of law as well.

Eve`s Apple No. 40290 1540400836

I have always felt they were overpriced. Like a sportscar or tailored clothes. Better left for the wealthy who enjoy buying overpriced products.

Then add all the creepy spying & data mining. F O Apple.

fags and soy boys No. 40262 1540450302
Our tech is led by faggots and soy boys, please god a 10+ earthquake to hit SF!
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