Google paid Apple 1$ billion for the search engine
During the court session about the use of unlicensed Java software for Android development, Oracle’s lawyers said that in 2014 Google paid a billion dollars to remain the default search engine in Safari. Naturally, no one knows the terms of the agreement, but most likely, paid amount is a percentage of the profits that Google receives from the deal.
This fact puts Tim Cook in an awkward position, who always recalls the disgusting business of a giant search engine, monetizing users’ personal data. It is about Google applications, which tie all the information under one account and analyze user’s data for targeting advertising.
You might like these so-called free services, but we don’t think they’re worth having your email, your search history, and now even your family photos data mined and sold off for God knows what advertising purpose. And we think someday, customers will see this for what it is. – recently stated by Tim Cook.
It is well known that Apple encrypts all the information that users share and do not monetize personal data. And now it turns out that in Cupertino were accomplice to Google’s data collection and selling operations. It will be interesting to hear the comments of top managers of the companies.