Apple’s Tim Cook Attacks Facebook & Google

APPLEApple CEO Tim Cook has yet again unloaded on Silicon Valley technology companies that collect data about users.

“Our privacy is being attacked on multiple fronts,” Tim Cook said earlier this week. “I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information. They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that’s wrong. And it’s not the kind of company that Apple wants to be.”

While he didn’t name names, the clear implication was that he was talking about Facebook and Google.?

Ben Thompson, an independent writer/analyst, thinks Cook is being disingenuous at best, and at worst setting up Apple for trouble in the long run.?

Basically, the future of tech will rely on collecting data, and if Apple doesn’t plan to do that, it’s going to have a hard time competing with Google.