Apple's big motive for fighting a new antitrust law
Apple CEO Tim Cook made his most public declaration against proposed antitrust legislation aimed at the company’s App Store. Cook claims that allowing customers to download apps onto their iPhones from third-party sources would make them less safe.
Justin Cappos, associate professor and member of NYU's Center for Cybersecurity, commented on Cook’s declaration, acknowledging the concerns: “Tim Cook is right that there is a real-trade off here,” explained Cappos, “It's not a small trade-off. There will be a privacy and security trade-off that happens if things are changed, especially for side loading."