Apple exec: 'We consider giveaway debate is critical though we don't consider it's everything'

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  • Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue spoke during a South by Southwest festival on Monday.
  • Cue discussed all from Apple’s acquisitions truth to a Warriors basketball team.
  • He also overwhelmed on a emanate of giveaway debate and because Apple has criminialized apps that sell guns.

At the South by Southwest discussion in Austin, CNN’s Dylan Byers conducted a distant trimming talk with Eddy Cue, Apple comparison clamp boss of Internet Software and Services.

Topics ranged from because Apple should (or shouldn’t buy Netflix) to a playoff hopes of a Bay Area’s basketball team, a Golden State Warriors (Cue is known to be a outrageous basketball fan).

Naturally Byer’s also quizzed Cue on a subject de jour: a tech industry’s shortcoming in all from a widespread of feign news conversion a election, to a purpose in brain-hacking, app addiction.

When asked if Facebook, Google and Reddit have a shortcoming to do improved on those areas, Cue wouldn’t call out any quite tech counter by name. But he did say, “I consider everybody has a responsibility.”

And he combined that “free speech” is not an excuse. “We consider giveaway debate is critical though we don’t consider it’s everything.”

No guns and no bomb-making apps 

“It’s critical for Americans to have debates on certain issues,” he said,”but we don’t consider hatred debate from white supremacists is critical giveaway speech.”

He gave as an example, how Apple has always criminialized “bomb-making apps. We don’t consider that kind of calm belongs on a platform.” 

Ditto for apps that sell guns, that are also not allowed.

At a same time, Cue explained Apple’s preference not to anathema or yank the National Rifle Association’s TV app, that streams videos for gun enthusiasts. Cue pronounced that it doesn’t violate Apple’s rules.

In a arise of a Florida shootings, gun reserve activists on Twitter were job on Amazon, not Apple, to anathema a app from a platforms in a debate called #StopNRAmazon.

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