Apple's Tim Cook tells graduates to be fearless

Apple's Tim Cook tells graduates to be fearless

Apple's Tim Cook tells graduates to be fearless

Apple's top executive also used the speech as an opportunity to, once again, subtly diss all the tech companies that don't respect users' privacy (ahem, Facebook).

"We reject the excuse that getting the most out of technology means trading away your right to privacy", said Cook, who earned an MBA from Duke. "So we choose a different path: Collecting as little of your data as possible". Indeed, during a recent visit to Facebook, an official told Barron's the controversy swirling around the Cambridge Analytica privacy flap, as well as the company's role in the 2016 presidential election, has gnawed at employees concerned about the company's image.

"The truth is, we could make a ton of money if we monetized our customer - if our customer was our product", he said. We've elected not to do that'.

Cook has previously called on the federal government to step in and regulate the social media site.

But Zuckerberg hit back, saying: 'You know, I find that argument, that if you're not paying that somehow we can't care about you, to be extremely glib.




"This was clearly Cook trying to paint Apple in a positive light to a younger demographic and use the Facebook Cambridge situation to highlight Apple's strict data privacy standard", Daniel Ives, head of technology research at GBH Insights, tells Barron's. He touted the "fearless" behavior of a wide swath of leaders, including the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students-turned-gun control activists, as well as his former boss and mentor, Steve Jobs. We fail to guarantee the every student the right to a good education.

Apple launched a new privacy section on its website a year ago, in which it boasts about its stance on data protection. Apple made the move after it unsuccessfully fought to be exempt from a controversial new cybersecurity law in the Asian nation, but the decision alarmed privacy advocates.

In 2014, meanwhile, hackers were able to access private photographs belonging to celebrities before posting them online.

Given that the firm ideals that Steve Jobs had set up fr the company during his time, and pretty much continues to be the legacy at Apple these days as well, Tim Cook had thanked him and said, that the learning experience he was lucky to have from Jobs was the sheer belief he had in the dare to do spirit and mindset.

"Fearless, like the students of Parkland, Florida, who refused to be silent about the epidemic of gun violence and have rallied millions to their cause".

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