Apple Helped UK Investigate Terrorist Attacks, Says Tim Cook
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said the company has helped U.K. officials investigate terror attacks, while reiterating his dismay over U.S. plans to quit the Paris agreement on climate change.
"We have been cooperating with the U.K. government not only in law enforcement kind of matters but on some of the attacks," Cook said during a Bloomberg Television interview on Monday. "I cannot speak on detail on that. But in cases when we have information and they have gone through the lawful process we don’t just give it but we do it very promptly."
A third attack in the U.K. in less than three months has put more pressure on technology companies to prevent their products and services from being used by violent extremists. Cook didn’t specify which attacks led to the company’s cooperation. Apple’s high privacy standards and tough encryption have been criticized by law enforcement officials and the company clashed last year in court with the FBI over the issue.
The new iPhone, due later this year, is expected to have several new AR features, while people familiar with the situation have told Bloomberg that the Apple is weighing an expansion into digital glasses that may use AR.
"The things that drive quantum leaps is core technology. When I think of all the things that are going to change I think we’re just getting started," he added.
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