Back when the whole Edward Snowden/PRISM scandal broke out, a small (if qualified) saving grace for Apple is that it was apparently the most recent company the NSA accessed. It's still unknown how true all that was, but in an interview with ABC's David Muir, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again drove home his repeated position that Apple looks out for the security of its users.
Proving that tech companies can set aside their rivalries and differences for a good cause, some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley have launched a campaign calling for sweeping reforms to the National Security Agency.
Back when all the concerns about the NSA and government surveillance first started making the rounds, Apple was one of the first companies to push for "greater transparency" in declaring the requests it received from the U.S. government. With a brief released today, Apple shows that it wasn't just blowing smoke.
Call us crazy, but we'd prefer to pay good money up front for quality apps without advertising or unwanted in-app purchases. Unfortunately, new research reveals that we're the minority of consumers, and the rest of you are apparently skinflints who want everything for free, even if it means putting up with ads. Not convinced? Check out the data for yourself in our Thursday recap...