Originally posted on Gigaom:
Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Wednesday-night privacy manifesto might have succeeded in placating consumers wary after the recent celebrity iCloud-hacking scandal, but it was less successful as a swipe (and a not-too-subtle one at that) at the company’s fiercest rival, Google. Apple might want to paint Google as the poster boy for big data and ad-supported services, but that doesn’t make Google’s strategy any worse or mean that Apple isn’t picking and choosing when to follow the same strategy itself.
Missing amid all the talk about the types of data [company]Apple[/company] doesn’t collect or analyze is any reference to the benefits that derive from a company’s practice of analyzing user data. This isn’t a love letter to [company]Google[/company], so we can spare the details of its various products and features. But suffice it to say that as the demands on our time and attention continue to increase — and we start strapping computers…
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