Apple CEO Tim Cook explained his company's commitment to protect user privacy in his interview for Recode & # 39; s "Revolution" special television with MSNBC that will air tonight.
"The truth is that we could make a ton of money if we monetize our client," Cook said. "If our client were our product, we could earn a lot of money." We have chosen not to do that. "
See a Cook clip below, you can see the full one-hour interview on privacy, education, immigration and work this Friday, April 6 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 P. PT on MSNBC.
And here is a transcript of the discussion, in part.
The truth is that we could make a lot of money if we monetize our If our client were our product, we could make a lot of money We have chosen not to do that We do not …
Our products are iPhones, iPads, Macs, HomePods, The Watch, etc. and if we can convince him to buy one, we will earn a little money, right? But you are not our product.
You are our client.You are a jewel, and we care –
(Laughter)  We are concerned about the user experience, and we are not going to traffic in your personal life. an evasion of privacy. I think it is – privacy for us is a human right.