Tim Cook Has Strong Words for NSA

The Apple CEO wishes the NSA were more transparent and believes some of its practices are "incorrect"
3:00 | 01/24/14

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What is your biggest concern. With the surveillance program here in this country and if you could offer us a little bit about what you shared with the president. About those concerns I've been pushing very very hard. To open the books and be totally transparent. Much of what is -- it isn't true. There is -- back door. The government doesn't have access to our servers. They would have to carcass out in a box for that and that this will not happen we feel that. Strongly about it. But I do want to be transparent. Because I think transparency. Which helped put everything in perspective do you think Americans to would be more at ease if you could tell them more I do. Yes and I think not only Americans would be but I think our -- of foreign citizens Wednesday. And now we're a global company and you know we sell to virtually every country in the world. And I think by saying in being very clear and concise. I think the nervousness goes down. Now that's. -- I think that there are things with the program. -- -- -- -- -- I think the balance is a bit all and we need to come back to a more reasonable balance. And I think the president said many of those things and and his his recent drops. And so. Transparency one. And to bringing. Bringing a balance can I ask you will there be a new product in the year -- there's always new products and every year and -- That's something you can always count on new versions of existing well but that's -- -- getting it -- Parse things. But it. You can always it. That there's something around the corner. And that this team and the team that we represented that's -- that's not in the room. Our very hardest working he went through office by office here on this campus right now you would see things that would blow your long line show me. That I can't do. That that is the heartbeat of this -- that is why we're here. That's the reason we exist that's what gets us out of bed every morning that's why people care enough to work so much and -- so much of their lives and it. Not just in hours. That in their emotional energy and and and you know. I'm really proud -- really really proud company.

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