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Governments Need to Regulate Technology, Says Apple CEO Tim Cook

In the US, PAC is an organisation that pools campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaigns for or against candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation

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Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new Apple iPhones and other products at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, California. VOA

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes that governments need to regulate technology in order to ensure data privacy for common people.

“Technology needs to be regulated. There are now too many examples where the no rails have resulted in a great damage to society,” The Verge quoted Cook as saying during the Time 100 Summit in New York City.

“We all have to be intellectually honest, and we have to admit that what we’re doing isn’t working,” he added.

In a bid to explain to US-based lawmakers what he meant, Cook cited the example of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data privacy rules in Europe.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event to announce new products, Oct. 30, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. VOA

“Europe is more likely to come up with something. GDPR is a step in the right direction,” Cook said, adding “We are advocating strongly for regulation – I do not see another path at this point.”

However, for improving data privacy, he said he does not promote going overboard with depending on the government or leveraging the government with favours and cited Apple as an example.

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“We cannot look for the government to solve all of our problems. Apple doesn’t have a Political Action Committee (PAC) and I refuse to have one because it shouldn’t exist. The company donates zero to political candidates,” Cook noted.

In the US, PAC is an organisation that pools campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaigns for or against candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation. (IANS)

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Tim Cook Inaugurates Apple Carnegie Library in US

“Avenues allow visitors to get hands-on with the latest products in the reading rooms,” Apple wrote in its blog-post

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has inaugurated the Apple Carnegie Library, which is the “most extensive historic restoration project to date”, in Washington.

Cook, along with company’s Retail Head Deirdre O’Brien, Marketing Chief Phil Schiller and city’s Mayor Muriel Bowser, inaugurated the library, which has over 200 employees, on Friday.

“Avenues allow visitors to get hands-on with the latest products in the reading rooms,” Apple wrote in its blog-post on Saturday.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new Apple iPhones and other products at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, California. VOA

Development on the Apple Carnegie Library began in 2016 and the iPhone-maker calls it its “most extensive historic restoration project to date”, requiring lengthy work on facades and details, Apple Insider reported.

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Running with the theme of the building – and possibly trying to counter controversy over the relocation of the library’s book collection – the store will be hosting a “StoryMakers Festival” series of events between May 18 and June 29, featuring 40 artists. (IANS)