Eric Schmidt fires back at Tim Cook on Google’s security and privacy practices


Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook was on Charlie Rose and questioned Google’s data collection practices. He said, “When an online service is free, you’re not the customer, you’re the product.” Now it’s Eric Schmidt’s turn as he appeared on CNN Money and obviously had some things to say about Tim Cook’s comments.

Schmidt said…

“Someone didn’t brief him correctly on Google’s policies. It’s unfortunate for him. In the first place, in Google’s case, we have always been the leader in security and encryption. Our systems are far more secure and encrypted than anyone else, including Apple. They’re catching up, which is great.”

There is no question that Apple is further behind in security. Didn’t they just start offering two factor authentication?

We have the full interview below…

source: BGR