Logan Whiteside, CNN:
â€œBut at Apple, we believe a great customer experience shouldn’t come at the expense of your privacy,â€ Cook said on Appleâ€™s newly updated privacy website.
Schmidt fired back against Cook, saying Google works extremely hard to protect its usersâ€™ information from other companies, the government, and hackers. He also noted customers have the option to change their settings and share less.
â€œSomeone didn’t brief him correctly on Google’s policies,â€ Schmidt said. â€œItâ€™s unfortunate for him.â€
Google, of course, needs to work incredibly hard to protect its usersâ€™ information because the company has an enormous amount ofÂ sensitiveÂ user information to protect. And Google customers cannot change settings so we share nothing with Google, just less. Apple, on the other hand, is not in the business of collecting user information. Cook was explaining that AppleÂ and Google have different business models. Schmidt responded by explaining Google works hard to protect customer information the company collects.
Schmidtâ€™s response reminds me of an old Chinese saying:Â æ±å•è¥¿ç”, which literallyÂ means ask east, answer west. Figuratively itÂ means, â€œWhat?!?â€