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Apple Does Not Read Your Emails, CEO Says

Apple Does Not Read Your Emails, CEO Says

Apple Does Not Read Your Emails, CEO SaysApple continues its series of security and privacy updates, refreshing its Privacy Policy in view of the iOS 8 launch, according to

In a public message on the company’s privacy page, CEO Tim Cook discussed how the company treats users’ data:

“We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers,” he said. “We don’t ‘monetize’ the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud. And we don’t read your email or your messages to get information to market to you.”

Apple also launched a new privacy page detailing how it handles user data. When using iOS8, the passcode the user sets will stop the company or any third party from seeing the user’s contacts, photos, text messages or other private information from the user’s mobile device.

What’s more, Apple’s NFC-based mobile payment platform, Apple Pay, will not store the user’s financial information locally or on its servers “so your actual credit or debit card numbers are never shared by Apple with merchants or transmitted with payment,” the company says on its website.

Apple also restated its commitment to not spy on its customers.

“Finally, I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services,” Cook added. “We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will.”

Following the celebrity photo leak scandal, the company has also added two-step verification feature for iCloud backups.

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  • I’m not so sure Apple hasn’t allowed access to their servers with their warrant canary being changed recently. It is funny Cook seemed to call Google out about their practices.