Apple’s Bet on China
Apple built the world’s most valuable business by figuring out how to make China work for Apple.
A New York Times investigation has found that the dynamic has now changed. China has figured out how to make Apple work for China.
Guest: Jack Nicas, who covers technology from San Francisco for The New York Times. He is one of the reporters behind the investigation into Apple’s compromises in China.
- An investigation from The New York Times offers an extensive inside look at how Apple has given in to escalating demands from the Chinese authorities.
- One of the compromises Apple made to China was storing its Chinese customers’ data on servers controlled by the Chinese government. Here are four more takeaways from the report.
- In the United States, data requests have placed Apple and other tech giants in an uncomfortable position between law enforcement, the courts and the customers whose privacy they have promised to protect.
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