WASHINGTON, November 19th. / Tass /. Apple CEO Tim Cook called Google the best in the world, despite privacy concerns, and defended its use in the corporation’s devices. He spoke about the protection of personal data in an interview with the portal Axios, which was broadcast on Sunday.
The journalist asked Cook why Apple gets billions of dollars from Google and sets its search engine to their products by default, although the two companies' attitude towards confidential information does not match. “I think their search engine is the best,” he replied, explaining that his corporation added special settings to its Safari browser so that companies like Google could not track the browsing history and collect user data.
"See what we have done with the built-in settings. We have the ability to browse the web in private mode. We have a programmable tracking prevention function [за пользователем в интернете]", – explained the head of the corporation, adding that Apple is making every effort to help its users.
“It’s not perfect. I’ll be the first to say it. But it’s a long way to help,” said Cook. Apple has been upholding the right to the confidentiality of its users for many years, but the devices that the company manufactures install software from other companies that collect personal user data.
Cook himself, speaking earlier in Brussels, criticized such an attitude to confidential information from some large technology companies, without naming them. “We shouldn’t embellish the consequences, it’s snooping. These stocks of personal data serve only to enrich the companies that collect them. This should cause us great inconvenience, it should worry us,” said Apple CEO on October 24, saying that some observers , about Google and Facebook.
Founded in 1976, Apple manufactures iPhones, iPads, MacBook laptops, iMac desktops, iPod music players and other high-tech appliances. The corporation, headquartered in Cupertino, California, is one of the largest in the world. Its market capitalization exceeds $ 1 trillion.