Recorded at All Things D: Jobs and Rubin reject privacy concerns with iOS and Android
With privacy scandals rocking the mobile industry in the last few months, including the location tracking one during which Apple earned its place in the spotlight for the wrong reasons, the ladies and gents at All Things Digital decided to cut a video that shows Steve Jobs (quite convincingly, as usual) and Andy Rubin (quite reasonably, as usual) informing us that there is no privacy problem whatsoever with these two OSs.
Just for the record, Jobs' interview was taken during the D8 conference last summer, while Rubin's part was recorded in December during D: Dive into Mobile.
Now, we are not that kind of people who will spoil the fun, but let's just say that Jobs claims his company takes privacy extremely seriously, and that, as a matter of fact, a lot of people in the Silicon Valley think Apple is a bit old-fashioned because of that. Rubin, on the other hand, claims that a quick look at the Android open source, which is available for all to see, shows that it doesn't gather data, while conceding that certain Google services collect data.
A recently conducted Nielsen study shows that most people are anxious about location tracking apps.
source: All Things Digital
1. daniel_bargs (Posts: 323; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)
someday jobs can assasinate the president with the use of location tracking hahaha
2. snowgator (Posts: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Well .... so long as Steve and Andy say it is all good, then it must be. No reason to double check them. Move on, nothing to see here.....
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4079; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
All kidding aside, Steve Jobs looks sick. I hope the poor man gains some weight. He looks anorexic, like he is fasting or something. I hope he is ok, I may have to put him on my dead pool at work. You never know! I don't wish bad on him, it just looks like he is suffering from something. I hope he gets better.
5. agedbeer (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
I have to agree. If you watch keynotes of years past, you definitely see Jobs has gotten much, much thinner, alarmingly so.
10. gg (unregistered)
the man has cancer, and had just undergone treatment right around the time of this clip
4. kensei (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Mar 2011)
Andy answered that waaaaaay better than Jobs did.
9. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
i strongly agree and at the end seemed willing to rip apart the base os to show people what does what. I would have liked to see what he did after the vid ended.
jobs wow he is ummmm paranoid sounding.
7. box (unregistered)
PA, are you seriously using an old interview to relate to a story which broke within the last few weeks?
Your sad devotion to apple is showing more and more clearly of late. Let it go, move on. Free your mind.
11. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)
The Idea of the story is to show the hypocrisy of Rubin and Jobs by comparing the current facts with the posturing they have publicly done in the past.
The lies come to light! ... get it?
8. Pointless816 (unregistered)
Now while I like Android and am a supporter of it, the idea that Andy denies all knowledge of carriers and hardware companies adding things that can gather information about you is a load of crap. As an Epic 4G user, I can tell you right now that there is something called Carrier IQ which does exactly that. So, either Andy's lying, or he doesn't know what's going on in his own company. Looks very bad either way.