Steve Jobs on Users Privacy and Security

by on June 18th, 2012

Facebook, Google Buzz, Google Wifi collection and other services (mainly social networking websites) have been questioned about users privacy and security. Steve Jobs’ approach towards handling privacy and security issues for Apple devices had been entirely different. Steve Jobs took privacy very seriously. Steve Jobs said that, for example, at Apple, they worry a lot about location in phones. Steve Jobs thinks that before any app can get location data, it should ask user. Therefore app has to call the location service in device and device will ask user to verify it. This control is not in developer’s hand because they might not alert user and so Apple devices always alert users when any app tries to get current location of user.

Apple has rejected a lot of apps which collected a lot of personal data from users. Every app has to be checked and verified for certain privacy and security standards before it gets to the Apple Store. Watch the following video to hear Steve Jobs’ message for other silicon valley colleagues.

Following Steve Jobs interview is from All Things D8 Conference 2010 on Privacy.