Tim Cook says Android has 47 times more malware than iOS

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Android has more malware than iOS and that “sideloading” of mobile software is not in the “best interest of users”. Sideloading application involves manually downloading and installing software, not from the application store. Apple’s security and privacy would be destroyed if it were forced to enable this so-called side-loading of programs, as Android does, Cook said on June 16, speaking at the VivaTech 2021 conference in Paris.

Asked about a planned European law known as the Digital Market Act (DMA) that is due to take effect by 2023, which seeks to ban large digital corporations from monopolizing the market, Cook said Apple opposes it because viewfinder to allow users to install applications outside the App Store. Cook also stated that Android has “47 times more malware” than Apple, because iOS has a single app store.

“That’s because we designed iOS in such a way that there is one app store and all apps are reviewed before they are in the store. That keeps a lot of malware outside our ecosystem, and the users have been constantly telling us how much they value it, and that is why we will advocate for the user in the discussions, ”said Cook.

Cook says the current DMA language, which forces the company to install apps outside the store, will “destroy the security” of the smartphone and many of the App Store’s privacy measures.

The goals of DMA are companies with a large user base, such as Apple, Google and Amazon, and the new law should encourage them to open their platforms to competitors.

“We’ve been focused on privacy for more than a decade,” Cook said when asked about Apple’s commitment to privacy. “We see it as a basic human right. Steve (Jobs) used to say that privacy must be expressed in clear language so that people know what they are reporting for and what their permission is for. And that permission should be sought more than once. We have always tried to fulfill that. “

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