Apple CEO Tim Cook has privacy fears as digital surveillance grows

08/06/2022 | TIME Magazine

Apple CEO Tim Cook told TIME executive editor John Simons during the TIME100 Summit how he fears "deeply the loss of privacy" as tracking on digital devices grows. Cook asked if the constant feeling of user surveillance will lead to behavioural changes and people becoming restrained. "We begin to do less. We begin to think about things less. We begin to modify how we think." Mr Cook went on to say, "In a world like that where we're restraining ourselves, it changes society in a major way." He also said that people owning their own personal data is "a large concern of mine."

In related news, Bleeping Computer reports Apple blocked 343,000 iOS mobile applications last year due to privacy violations. 

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