Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook throw a punch at Google about security, talk about what comes after the Internet



Apple chief executive Tim Cook sat down for probably his longest appearance on TV recently, and it’s his most prolific one, giving an insight at the man who has been running Apple now for nearly three years after Steve Jobs’ passing.

We've already pointed you to the first part of the interview with Charlie Rose where Cook discusses Apple’s newest products, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as the Apple Watch, and now, you can now watch the second part where he speaks about things like security of your data, and how Apple’s business model differs from that of companies like Google.

In trying to explain the difference, Cook throws a subtle punch at Google and urges its customers to pay careful attention about what’s happening to their data. 

The Apple CEO also made the contrast with the Apple model, saying that the company simply does not want your data, especially in sensitive cases like the Apple Pay scenario. You can watch the whole thing right in the beginning of the post, and feel free to share your thoughts below.

source: CBS News

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93 Comments

1. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

"Cook throws a subtle punch at Google and urges its customers to pay careful attention about what’s happening to their data." You mean like our naked photos????

4. register unregistered

The iCloud issue is because users used it wrong. Not Apple's fault.

5. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

even if it sounds like hell lot of irony, it's not Apple's fault for getting your personal account hacked.

90. sgodsell

Posts: 7191; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Tim Cook lied in the Video. He said that Apple is not going collect or get anything from the Apple Pay system (offset 4:25-). Clearly they have to have your information in order to collect their 15 cents off of the transactions that consumers are going to spend using their phones. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-to-get-15-cents-for-every-100-worth-of-transactions-carried-out-via-Apple-Pay_id60710

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

"You're using it wrong." "You're holding it wrong." "You're dropping it wrong." Have you ever noticed how nothing Apple does wrong is magically their fault? Oh and btw, there WAS a gaping security flaw in iCloud in that it allowed unlimited password attempts, while literally EVERYONE ELSE WHO CARES ABOUT SECURITY, INCLUDING GOOGLE, limits password attempts so a brute force method can't be used.

34. KingaSpades

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

Gmail and it's apps are the most hacked in the world. Period. As far as email goes. You don't wanna start that argument.

37. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Any sources on that or do you just made that up just now. Yes I do want to start that argument.

38. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Seriously. I don't know about statistics, but I know Gmail is the only email service I have where an account of mine *wasn't* hacked. And someone tried once. They failed miserably, simply because Google was smart enough to email me and say "hey, you aren't trying to sign in from Russia right now, are you?"

57. onyx143

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

And i want to hear that argument!!!

45. wrm2013

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

based on percentages maybe. more people use their apps so people will obviously spend most of their time hacking those apps. common sense and your comment lacks logical thinking.

48. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Just because you say it doesn't make it true.

52. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

My gmail account was hacked 2 years ago. I tried recovering it but couldnt. Their recovery system is ABSOLUTE SH****TTTTT!!!! Zero customer service. These fandroids and haters dont see any problems with their system of choice. Only Apple.

56. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

So you did not use two step authentication? You did not have a backup email in place for google to contact if you could not get into your account? You did not have a phone number for Google to contact if you could not get into your account? You did not contact the "readily available to answer all of your questions" individuals who run social media accounts on behalf of products for Google?

66. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

I had TWO STEP. I had a PHONE NUMBER. What happens when you change numbers on your carrier? What happens when you get hacked and cant access your phone? What happens when these steps dont do sh*t. Worst service ever. Go defend Google elsewhere. Also, this was two years ago. No one was around to help the millions who kept getting their Google accounts hacked.

68. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

bro... please dont make stories... those who use PA regularly know very well that you are a big story maker against android and android's OEMs... most probably you never had a gmail account

74. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And Apple isnt any better. Like I mentioned before, I support iPhones at work and one of them was broken. But they can't repair it when find my iphone is on. AppleID was on an emailadress that no longer existed and the password forgotten. We ended up using the iPhone for spareparts.

78. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

You properly save the ten backup codes that google gives you to use when you don't have your phone. When you change numbers from your carrier, you update your Google account to reflect this. You follow the other instructions previously posted.

60. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And vice versa.

73. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I'm not saying it's perfect or never been hacked or compromised by phishing. It has.. but the most hacked is absolutely ridiculous. And I do see plenty of problems with Google/Android/Gmail, I'm not blind. And I don't like it when Android fanboys diss Apple for stuff that isnt true

53. TBomb

Posts: 1392; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

its also a very popular option for email. free. easy to use. linked with a lot of other popular things like youtube. of course its going to be targeted. No one wants to mine an area with no gold.

61. zinger69

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

You should probably provide some source links on a comment like that. If not stop talking out of your ass!

91. wilsong17 unregistered

Source...

47. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

How many thousand users had their Apple accounts hacked in Australia and then had them held ransom?

84. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Sniggly. Meanwhile, celebrities got hacked that took MONTHS if not YEARS to gather, it was not done in a day or single month, a collection of more than one person. Yet you stand here, standing up for google, while google had 5 million users accounts hacked. Yes read that again 5 MILLION, say it one more time, 5 MILLION. Go google for that security!

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I kind of agree with you that user error was a major factor But then that would mean its not Google's or MS' fault when one of their devices gets a virus or malware Because that's caused by user error as well Apple (and Google/MS) still could/should have done more to protect their users, e.g. more info about iCloud and two step verification or messaging them anytime their iCloud is accessed

18. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They immediately limited the number of attempts to five and have now implemented notifications and two-step authentication. That's all done, although users have the responsibility not to use dumb or simple passwords to protect their accounts. However, that doesn't make Tim wrong about Google's practices.

82. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Has nothing to do with a user having a simple or dumb password when a basic script/bot has an unlimited number of attempts... It will get in no matter how complicated the password is. In fact, such a simple and quick fix kind of proves it was just oversight on Apple's part in that they didn't even see it as a possible attack vector. Much worse if they did see it and never implemented protective measures.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said Vince and fair.

14. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Nothing is Apple's fault. They edit their phone promotional photos 'its not their fault, they just want it to look nice'. If it's any other companies, you guys will be 'THEY ARE CHEATING THEIR CUSTOMERS' Oh please...

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