Apple CEO Who Forced New U2 Album On World Now Lecturing About Privacy
TIM COOK, the man responsible for forcing U2’s Songs Of Innoncence on every Apple customer on the planet, has spoken out in favour of protecting consumer’s privacy.
Believed to be a thinly veiled snipe at how Silicon Valley rivals Google and Facebook sell on their customers’ information to third parties, Apple CEO Cook lamented that such business models ‘can hoodwink customers into giving away all their private information’.
“It’s a bit rich coming from the guy who respected the privacy of his customers to the point of forcing Bono’s voice into their ear holes,” a spokesman for Google told WWN in response.
Apple’s hugely successful business model has seen them focus on mainly physical products such as the iPhone and the iPad, differing largely from Facebook and Google. However, despite this, Apple successfully forced the music of U2 on all their customers last year, which prompted many customers to sue for damages due to the distress caused.
A class action, citing grievances such as ‘ear molestation’ and ‘crimes against music’ could see Apple in court against some of its customers who believe that just because they signed up to the iTunes service, it doesn’t give Apple the right to use that information to make them listen to a band long passed the point of relevance.
“I’d rather sell a full MRI scan of my body to Facebook then listen to a new U2 song if I’m being honest,” explained Nathan Felds, one of the Apple customers who is part of the class action suit against the tech giant.
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International have again condemned Apple for their track record on customer privacy, stating ‘everyone has the right not to hear U2’.