"We have been co-operating with the UK Government not only in law enforcement kind of matters but on some of the attacks", he said. I can not speak in detail on that. "But in cases when we have information and they have gone through the lawful process we don't just give it but we do it very promptly".
Some of those companies have been commenting on goings on at the White House though and Tim Cook made it clear that he disagreed with Trump over the Paris climate agreement withdrawal.
Last year, Apple was involved in a legal standoff with the Federal Bureau of Investigation over its refusal to help the government agency decrypt an iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooter. The iPhone maker says that encryption works differently but even then it contains important information thanks to the presence of metadata. "The reality is that cyberattacks on people and governments, these affect your safety and security".
"I'm not anxious about artificial intelligence giving computers the ability to think like humans", Cook said. "We feel like we reinvented that in the portable player area and we think we can reinvent it in the home as well".
Cook's interview with Bloomberg was focused on discussing affairs related to politics and government, where the topic of Donald Trump's decision of removing USA out of the Paris climate accord was also discussed. Trump decided last week to pull the US out of the pact.
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Cosby, who said recently that he did not intend to testify at his trial, showed little reaction as the deposition was read . But Constand said she was returning calls Cosby made to her university-issued cellphone about the basketball team.
"He decided wrong", Cook said, adding that the move was not in the best interest of the country.
"I'm optimistic because I believe in your generation", Cook said. "You're saying that, you must pay the government X percent now or over some period of time", Cook said in an exclusive interview with Bloomberg Television.
Cook was chosen for his role as a "trailblazer" in championing innovation, MIT said in a statement.
"The things that drive quantum leaps is core technology".