With a new hacking of Apple’s iCloud storage complement stoking an already prohibited discuss about how tech companies are defence their users’ supportive information – from photos to credit cards numbers – a gloves have come off as Apple’s CEO and a former Google CEO are fortifying their company’s lane annals on securing data.
Tim Cook, who took over a reigns during Apple when Steve Jobs upheld away, seemed on Charlie Rose’s TV show. Daily Tech posted an mention of his talk in that Cook subtly criticizes Google when explaining that Apple “take(s) a really opposite perspective … than a lot of other companies have” – that perspective being “we try not to collect data.” Cook gave as instance Apple’s iMessage underline and settled flatly that Apple does not review or indicate a messages, something that Google has been indicted of doing in lawsuits.
Cook common his company’s process as partial of explaining his altogether position on U.S. government’s information collection, observant “if a supervision laid a summons to get iMessages, we can’t yield it. It’s encrypted and we don’t have a key.”
Cook’s difference stirred a succinct response from Eric Schmidt, a former Google CEO and per Daily Tech, an “evangelist extraordinaire” for a Mountain View company. In comments to CNN Money, Schmidt forked out Android done encryption accessible – nonetheless optional, with users means to opt-in manually – given Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” (Google’s subsequent Android version, 5.0 “L,” comes with encryption standard).
Whereas Cook was decorous in his critique of Google, Schmidt took a distant some-more approach stance. The billionaire told CNN Money prosaic out that “someone didn’t brief (Cook) rightly on Google’s policies,” that it was “unfortunate for him (Cook),” and finally combined “our systems are distant some-more secure and encrypted than anyone else, including Apple.”