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USA: Apple CEO contests US position on privacy

United States, California
February 14, 2015 at 07:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive spoke about how sacrificing privacy rights can have "direct consequences" at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, in Palo Alto, California on Friday.

Speaking before US President Barack Obama at the government organised event aimed at promoting the sharing of personal information between the private sector and government in an attempt to prevent events like the 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment hack occurring again, Cook cited his opinion that people live in a world in which they do not " feel free to practice their religion or express their opinion, or love who they choose" and added that the information can make the "difference between life and death" in the world today.

He warned that if people in positions of responsibility neglect things in their power to protect the individual right of privacy then not only money will be risked, but "our way of life."

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Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive spoke about how sacrificing privacy rights can have "direct consequences" at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, in Palo Alto, California on Friday.

Speaking before US President Barack Obama at the government organised event aimed at promoting the sharing of personal information between the private sector and government in an attempt to prevent events like the 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment hack occurring again, Cook cited his opinion that people live in a world in which they do not " feel free to practice their religion or express their opinion, or love who they choose" and added that the information can make the "difference between life and death" in the world today.

He warned that if people in positions of responsibility neglect things in their power to protect the individual right of privacy then not only money will be risked, but "our way of life."

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