Tim Cook held a long talk with the New York Times “Sway” podcast where he spilled beans over the claim of Elon Musk selling Tesla to apple, blocking controversial Parler social media app, and much more.
Here’re excerpts of that interview….
Tim Cook has been worked in different capacities with Apple Inc. in his 23 years career. He remained CEO of the company for nearly a decade
On Elon Musk and Tesla
Tim Cook said that he thought that Tesla had done an unbelievable job of establishing and keeping the lead for a long time in the EV space. He didn’t give any hint on buying Tesla but said that they investigated many things internally and many of them never saw the light of day.
On removing Parler from the App store
Tim Cook said that that was a straightforward decision because the app weren’t adhering to the guidelines of the App Store. He said that one couldn’t incite violence or allow people to incite violence. He further said that he hoped that the app would come back.
On social media attack on the Capitol
Tim Cook said that he was deeply worried about the amplification of social media as a targeting tool to spread misinformation or extremist sentiments. For the Capitol attack, he said that it was the darkest day in their history.
On data theft
Tim Cook said that he was appalled by that and for that reason, they came out with things like a privacy nutrition label. He said that they would improve that over time.