Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, made a speech during the graduation event at Stanford University. He has talked about privacy, about Steve Jobs and about how to always try to build things.
Privacy is very important for Apple, especially after the great controversy over the sale of private data of millions of Facebook users. And Tim Cook wanted to make it clear in his speech.
The CEO of Apple said that users do not have to sacrifice our privacy in favor of obtaining and enjoying the advances of technology. To which he added that “there is much more at stake than just our data”.
Tim Cook’s speech at Stanford University
In his Stanford University graduation speech Tim Cook wanted to emphasize that without privacy, we lose the freedom to be human.
“THINK ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT IS AT STAKE. EVERYTHING YOU WRITE, EVERYTHING YOU SAY, ALL YOUR CURIOSITIES, ALL YOUR THOUGHTS, ALL YOUR IMPULSIVE PURCHASES, ALL THE MOMENTS OF WEAKNESS OR FRUSTRATION, ANY FLATTERY OR CRITICISM, ALL THE SECRETS SHARED IN CONFIDENCE. “
As we mentioned, Tim also had some words in memory of Steve Jobs. He told the story about how he learned with him and how he always had the conviction that he would get over his cancer.
“YOUR MENTORS CAN LEAVE YOU READY, BUT THEY CAN NOT LEAVE YOU READY TO BEGIN.”
You can watch and listen to Tim Cook’s full speech through the following video:
Tim Cook has participated in many graduation speeches from universities such as Tulane, Duke, George Washington, Auburn or MIT.