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Apple CEO says he pressed Trump on DACA, tariffs

Apple CEO says he pressed Trump on DACA, tariffs

Apple Inc chief executive officer (CEO) Tim Cook waded into divisive political topics such as gun control and immigration during a commencement speech while continuing his criticisms of Internet companies over a lack of user privacy.

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

Cook told new graduates: "We reject the excuse that getting the most out of technology means trading away your right to privacy". "So we choose a different path: Collecting as little of your data as possible". When asked in March how he would handle the situation if he was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, he told Recode's Kara Swisher and MSNBC's Chris Hayes that he " wouldn't be in this situation".

This led Cook to call upon graduates to increase social media regulations and to question Facebook among others on whether user data should be monetized.

Cook's comments about privacy may also have been a reference to Google, which is a more direct Apple competitor.

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But Zuckerberg hit back, saying: '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.

He said Apple is "respectful" with user information, a contrast to Facebook, which has been mired in an epic data scandal in recent weeks.

"Fearlessness means taking the first step even if you don't know where it will take you", Cook said. Cook said he showed Trump "some more analytical kinds of things to demonstrate why" free trade might benefit the US more than protectionism.

In 2014, meanwhile, hackers were able to access private photographs belonging to celebrities before posting them online. Many of those apps, made by outside developers, rely on advertising - and ad networks that collect data. "Fearless like the students of Parkland, Florida, who refused to be silent about the epidemic of gun violence have rallied millions to their cause".