Microsoft CEO echoes Apple CEO Cook: Privacy is a ‘fundamental human right’

“Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella seems to agree with Apple CEO Tim Cook when it comes to privacy, calling this a ‘fundamental human right,'” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.

“Despite the lack of a successful smartphone franchise, Microsoft is still very much part of today’s industry with a range of services across the mobile ecosystem. That’s probably why Nadella is such an active attendee at Mobile World Congress 2019,” Evans writes. “Microsoft and Apple retain very distinct identities, of course, but that the manufacturers of the world’s two most distributed operating systems agree on the value and necessity of privacy is refreshing.”

“I imagine that any company that develops solutions that do not prioritize trust on either Apple or Microsoft’s platforms must now consider themselves warned,” Evans writes. “Change is coming.”

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MacDailyNews Take: “Change is coming.” Boy, we sure hope so!

U.S. citizens, ask your U.S. congressperson to work on passing comprehensive federal privacy legislation!

These apps are stealing your most private data and it should be a crime – February 25, 2019
You give apps your sensitive personal information, then they tell Facebook, even if you have no connection to Facebook – February 22, 2019
Apple blocks Facebook from running all of their internal iOS apps by revoking distribution certificate – January 30, 2019
Apple bans Facebook’s ‘research’ app that paid teens to install VPN that spies on them – January 30, 2019
Hidden documents reveal how Facebook made money by bamboozling children – January 18, 2019
Roger McNamee: I mentored Mark Zuckerberg. I loved Facebook. But I can’t stay silent about what’s happening. – January 17, 2019
Apple CEO Cook calls for U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation in TIME op-ed – January 17, 2019
Senator Marco Rubio introduces privacy bill to create federal regulations on data collection – January 16, 2019
Apple endorses comprehensive privacy legislation in U.S. Senate testimony – September 26, 2018
Trump administration working on federal data privacy policy – July 27, 2018<


  1. That’s generalizing, and I’m a Canadian, an “outsider”. Americans are respectful and good people for the most part. Its the minority of bad apples who tarnish the image, unfortunately many in positions of power and influence… military, government etc.

    1. Good people — if you fall within their family or approvid social group. A VERY large percentage of the US population thinks equal rights do not apply to various large blocks of people – blacks, women, etc. I don’t call that “good”.

  2. Said the company who builds backdoors into all their software and gets paid to sell you out to any state or federal law enforcement agency.

    Any businesses using MS software are just plain stupid (which is about 80% of all businesses).

  3. On this one occasion to garner good PR, MS took down its “YOUR STUFF IS OUR RIGHT” flag to replace it temporarily with its other: “PRIVACY IS A HUMAN RIGHT” flag.

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