User Privacy

Tim Cook is continuing Apple’s message on user privacy, being perhaps one of the biggest issues of our time. Without pointing out any particular offender of what Apple wants, Cook reiterated the point that customers’ data is not Apple’s product.

“One of the worst things, other than something like hurting somebody or something, was the Peeping Tom. You know, somebody looking in the window,” Cook said. “The people who track on the internet know a lot more about you than if somebody’s looking in your window. A lot more.”

Source ABC News

What I miss is a statement that in most cases it’s the user who gives his data to the public when telling the story of his life, publishing photos of the whole family, talking about the last and future holidays, etc.

This is the basis of Facebook’s business model.

You may opt out of a lot of options but people don’t.

Regardless of the many data breaches a lot of people join and use this network daily. I’m in doubt that the majority of India’s 300 million Facebook users even know that there were issues and what they do mean for them.

Thanks for surfing by.