“Apple’s Tim Cook has been on tour, telling people who are worried about online privacy that he understands their angst,” Justin Fox writes for BloombergView. “‘I feel very close to the Germans,’ he told the German tabloid BILD am Sonntag in an interview published Sunday. ‘We don’t read your emails, we don’t read your messages, we find it unacceptable to do that. I don’t want people reading mine!’ ‘We all have a right to privacy,’ he told the U.K. Telegraph a few days earlier. ‘We shouldn’t give it up. We shouldn’t give in to scare-mongering or to people who fundamentally don’t understand the details.'”

“Apple can take this stance because it’s able to make more money than any company ever just by selling high-end devices and relatively expensive services,” Fox writes. “Google and Facebook in particular have business models that are based almost entirely on (1) learning about the preferences and needs of their users and (2) selling that information to advertisers. “It’s pretty awesome that Apple’s business model allows its chief executive officer to be an outspoken advocate for consumer (and citizen) privacy around the world. We need powerful people making that case.”

Full article, which pretends that Google Maps is so much more helpful than Apple Maps in order to advance its inexplicable conceit that we’re all silly, especially Europeans, for wanting our privacy protected and is therefore linked via donotlink, here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple delivers privacy and security to users that the wannabes, also-rans, and bottom-feeders of the world simply cannot match.

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