Apple CEO says Android has 47 times more malware than iOS

Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Wednesday that Android has 47 times more malvare than iOS does and that’s mainly due to how Android allows users to sideload apps very easily while iOS users are required to perform a lot more work. 

“It’s because we’ve designed iOS in such a way that there’s one App Store and all the apps are reviewed prior to going on the store,” Cook said.

During a live chat with Guillaume Lacroix, the CEO of Brut, he talked about how Apple focuses on user privacy and security. 

We’ve been focused on privacy for over a decade. We see it as a basic human right. A fundamental human right,” Cook said.

He also talked about the European Commission’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) legislative proposal and said some of its parts are “not in the best interests of the user.

The current DMA language that is being discussed would force sideloading on the iPhone,” he said. “That would destroy the security of the iPhone and a lot of the privacy initiatives that we’ve built into the App Store, where we have privacy nutrition labels and App Tracking Transparency where it forces people to get permission to track across apps.

These things would not exist anymore except in people that stuck in our ecosystem, and so I worry deeply about privacy and security,” he added.

Written by Jordan Bevan


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