Cook sat down with Axios for its Sunday night broadcast on HBO to talk about some of the current problems in the tech industry.
Cook has previously voiced his support for stricter laws protecting internet privacy.
According to the Financial Times, it was reported that "A Definers' affiliate called NTK Network posted dozens of articles blasting Apple and Google for "unsavoury business practices", including calling Mr Cook hypocritical for criticising Facebook over privacy".
Apple's view seems to be that it gives you the tools to prioritise privacy if you want to - just like it won't stop you downloading the Facebook app if you really want to sacrifice that privacy instead.
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"If you look back over time, we were talking about privacy well before iPhone, so we've always believed that privacy was at the core of our civil liberties", Cook said.
I think [Google's] search engine is the best. He also said that Google makes the "best" search engine. But he also added that Apple has implemented features to mitigate data collection where it could. We have intelligent tracker prevention. What we've tried to do is come up with ways to help our users through their course of the day.
Cook admitted that it's 'not a flawless thing' but still feels that Google has the best search engine and Apple has included features in Safari to make the experience a lot less intrusive.
Cook did call the way Apple relies on Google as "not a ideal thing".
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Those controls protect iPhone users' privacy, Cook said. "I'm a big believer in the free market".
On an inquiry on assorted variety at workplace, Cook said the Silicon Valley has been open and accepting to a wide range of individuals from various strolls of life.
Cook's remarks add fuel to the brewing policy battle in Washington, where industry groups and policy-makers have been discussing what principles ought to guide the government as it explores an intervention. I know we spend a lot of energy on this and are constantly asking ourselves, 'How can we improve more?' and listening to what our folks tell us.
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