Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Tim Cook Urges Grads to 'Think Different' During Duke University Commencement Speech

Apple's Tim Cook tells graduates to be fearless Apple CEO Tim Cook Returns to Alma Mater as a Keynote Speaker at Commencement Ceremony
Doris Mccormick | 15 May, 2018, 16:42

He added: "Duke graduates, be fearless".

He also appeared take yet another jab at Facebook and its handling of user data.

"Fearless, like the women who say "me too" and 'time's up.' Women who cast light onto dark places and move us to a more just and equal future", Cook continued.

Cook also seemed to take a swipe at Facebook, which has endured a barrage of negative press following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, by saying that Apple rejects the idea that privacy and technological innovation are mutually exclusive. When Cook criticized Facebook on data privacy in an interview with MSNBC last month, it prompted an uncharacteristically sharp rebuke from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

According to Bloomberg, Cook said his message during the meeting focused on how trade with China is important and that cooperation between China and the US could enhance the economies of both countries. We've elected not to do that'.

Facebook came under fire earlier this year after it disclosed that it had harvested personal data of up to 87 million users through a political data analytics firm called Cambridge Analytica.

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Double threat Ohtani strikes out 11 as Angels edge Twins
Ohtani smacked his fifth home run of the season on Thursday night and improved his hitting line to a stunning.354/.400/.667. The Angels got one back in the bottom of the third when Cozart scored on a chopper to third by Justin Upton to make it 3-1.


And while the message could just have easily been contrasted with the way Google collects user data, it is not the first time Cook has made a veiled comment about the Facebook crisis.

"You know, I find that argument, that if you're not paying that somehow we can't care about you, to be extremely glib".

Apple's push into subscription services is continuing at a brisk pace, as CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the Apple Music service has surpassed 50 million subscribers as the company prepares to launch a video service.

'In every way, at every turn, the question we ask ourselves is not, "What can we do?",' he said, 'but, "What should we do"'.

In 2014, meanwhile, hackers were able to access private photographs belonging to celebrities before posting them online. Most of the shows are believed to already be in production, with expected rollouts next spring, though it remains unclear how Apple will bundle and/or monetize them.

Apple CEO Tim Cook praised Parkland, Florida high school students for standing up against gun violence, The Hill is reporting.

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