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Apple CEO Tim Cook and Oprah Winfrey prepare to embrace at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products Monday, March 25, 2019, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products Monday, March 25, 2019, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
"Apple didn’t mention Facebook or Google during the event, but its digs at those companies' privacy and user data practices were clear," Notopoulos wrote.
The company emphasized that its News subscription service won't share your data with advertisers, or that its Apple Pay-connected credit card won't track data about your transactions. But the companies' new services will accumulate data.
"So today the company was all about reassuring people: Don’t worry, we’re still the good guy," writes Notopoulos. "Apple has long taken a protective stance on privacy, but it’s now using its approach to user data as a powerful marketing tool to sell more of its laptops, phones, news subscriptions, and entertainment services."
A man holds a rosary and burning candle, as he prays for victims of the mosque attacks, at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Morrison is meeting with representatives from the social media companies on Tuesday following the attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, which left 50 people dead.
The legislation will “seek to apply criminal penalties to companies that don’t act in the interests of the safety of Australians,” Scott reported that Morrison told reporters. “What I’m looking for is for these companies to come to the table as responsible corporate citizens and make sure their products are safe here in Australia.”
Facebook and other technology companies face increased scrutiny of their efforts to stamp out violence on their platforms after the shooter live-streamed the attack on Facebook. Copies of the video proliferated on Facebook and other platforms like YouTube for days after the attack.
Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
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