Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Android Has 47 Times More Malware Than iOS
When it comes to smartphones, Apple has earned a reputation for being the most secure in terms of privacy and even cyber-attacks. Due to its flexible nature, Android does not receive the same treatment.
The rivalry between iOS and Android does not end so soon. The CEO tried to explain why there is such a difference between iOS and Android in this section. “Because we’ve designed iOS to own a single app store, and all apps will be tested before going to the store,” Cook said. He also discussed Apple’s pursuit of privacy and even mentioned his predecessor, boss, and friend, the late Steve Jobs.
In a virtual interview at the VivaTech conference, Cook talked about various topics that are currently relevant in the technology industry - company IT laws, cybersecurity, privacy, regulations, and more. Speaking of iOS and Android, he mentioned that Android contains 47 times more malware than iOS.
He commented on this impressive statement: “We have been dedicated to privacy for more than ten years. We consider this to be a fundamental human right. Basic human rights. And we've been focusing on privacy for decades.
He added, "Steve once said that privacy is explained in plain language where people sign up and get their permission. And that permission has to be requested over and over again. We've always tried to comply with that."
We know from previous interviews that the CEO is highly influenced by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which requires companies to obtain explicit consumer licenses to collect their personal data. Cook says he would support even tougher laws. "We have been big supporters of GDPR from the beginning," he said, "and we will support GDPR, even more, when it comes to privacy because there is still a lot to do in the privacy world."