(12) Speaking at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) annual conference on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t hesitate to voice some of his favorite topics: the executive talked about security, ad tracking, as well as privacy. and sideloading, downloading files and programs other than app stores.
In front of an audience full of professionals in the field, Cook described privacy as “one of the most important battles of our time.” The main target of the executive’s criticisms were companies that monetized mega-operations to collect user data, possibly major social networks such as Meta ecosystem platforms.
to call them “data industrial complex”reassured Apple’s commitment to protect people’s privacy and security from regulations that might “be in the service of another purpose” under the guise of protecting competition. Cook has defended US privacy laws similar to those passed in Europe in recent years.
Bills on digital markets
Tim Cook’s legislative concerns target two bills being debated in separate parliaments: the EU’s Digital Marketplaces Act and the US Open Markets Practices Act. The latter, called the Open Application Markets Act, has a requirement within it: Forces platforms like Apple to allow sideloading on their devices.
The person who replaced Steve Jobs, who was shown as the most striking example of the risk of downloading applications via sideloading, reminded that many Android system users who downloaded covid-19 monitoring applications infected their devices with ransomware.
On the possibility that Apple will have to allow apps on their iPhones that are not controlled by the official store, Cook stressed: “This is where data-hungry companies can circumvent our privacy rules and, once again, stalking our users against their will“.
Rear camera: 12 MP (f/1.6, 26mm, 1.7µm) + 12 MP (f/2.2, 65mm, 1/3.4″, 1.0µm) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm, 1/3.6″) + TOF 3-dimensional
Front camera: 12 MP (f/2.2, 23mm, 1/3.6″) + SL 3D
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Source: Tec Mundo