Tim Cook defends multibillion dollar Google search deal despite Apple’s privacy focus
Tim Cook has defended his company’s deal with Google despite his prior criticism of the search giant for its cavalier attitude towards user data. The comments, which were broadcast as part of an interview on Axios on HBO, came in response to Cook being asked why he was comfortable taking billions of dollars from Google to make it Apple’s default search engine, despite wanting to protect user privacy.
In response to the question, Cook emphasized the security and privacy measures that Apple builds directly into its Safari browser while still allowing its users access to “the best” search engine.
”I think their [Google’s] search engine is the best. Look at what we’ve done with the controls we’ve built in. We have…