News by Luke Jones on Thursday September 18, 2014.
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The recent celebrity nude gate was for the most part laid at the feet of Apple, or more to the point the company's iCloud service. While it was first thought that iCloud was hacked, Cupertino has since confirmed that it was actually a phishing attack that found the passwords to enter celebrity accounts before posting nude images of them online.Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated that during his interview with PBS' Charlie Rose this week, keeping firm that iCloud was not hacked, claiming that the recent Gmail breach was also a phishing attach and Google was not hacked either. Pressed on further privacy concerns in the tech community as a whole, Cook was adamant in the interview that Apple was not interested in consumer information as that is not what makes them money. Cook had a point when he said that you should follow the money to find out which companies would want consumer information. Whether that point is fact is another matter, but he expanded on the point in an open letter on a newly formed "built in security" page on the Apple website. Cook says that he will now start annual updates that show how users? information is used within the company, while he will also make sure Apple is more transparent when it comes to security. The new page focuses on just about every facet of Apple?s business and below you can see the Tim Cook open letter in full.
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