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Tim Cook ‘deeply offended’ by accusations of labor abuse

Tim Cook. Photo: Apple

Tim Cook. Photo: Apple

Tim Cook has told Apple employees he’s “deeply offended” by the BBC’s critical documentary Apple’s Broken Promises that investigated working conditions inside Apple’s supply Asian supply chain.

In an email obtained by The Telegraph from Apple VP Jeff Williams to the company’s workers in the UK, Williams said he and Cook are offended by the BBC’s suggestion that Apple broke promises with workers in the supply chain, and that no other company is doing “as much as Apple does to ensure fair and safe working conditions.”

Williams also countered the BBC’s claims that Apple uses tin sourced through child labor in Indonesia, saying Apple is spearheading the movement to hold the tens of thousands of artisanal miners more accountable, rather than getting out of the country altogether.

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Tim Cook makes sizable donation to help gay rights in Alabama

Photo: Roberto Baldwin/The Next Web

Photo: Roberto Baldwin/The Next Web

Apple CEO Tim Cook is the most powerful (openly) gay man in America, and also the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company. As such, he’s done a lot for gay rights during his interim at Apple, and now he’s doing even more, making a sizable personal donation to a gay rights campaign in his home state of Alabama, as well as Arkansas and Mississippi.

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Apple’s holiday RED campaign pushes total AIDS donations past $100 million

Apple Store logos went RED for World Aids Day. Photo: Apple

Apple Store logos went RED for World Aids Day. Photo: Apple

Apple’s World AIDS week campaign has earned a big donation for Bono’s Product RED charity this month. The holiday project RED promotions that ran during two of the busiest shopping days of the year – Black Friday until Cyber Monday – raised more than $20 million, according to an internal email obtained by Recode.

Tim Cook sent employees an email revealing that along with raising another $20 million, the iPhone maker has donated over $100 million for Product RED to fight AIDS in Africa.

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Tim Cook gives China’s Internet minister a sneak peek at Apple Watch

Cook welcomes China's Internet Minister to Apple. Photos: China.com.cn

Cook welcomes China’s Internet Minister to Apple. Photos: China.com.cn

The minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China got a sneak peek at the Apple Watch during a recent visit to Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. Photos published by a state-owned website show Apple CEO Tim Cook demonstrating the device to Lu Wei, who also stopped by Facebook’s campus to meet Mark Zuckerberg.

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LGBT anti-discrimination bill will be named after Tim Cook

Photo: Apple.

Tim Cook, who came out as gay earlier this year, has publicly supported LGBT rights on numerous occasions. Photo: Apple.

An anti-discrimination bill designed to protect LGBT employees is set to be named after Tim Cook, according to a new report from Reuters.

The bill was put forward by Alabama’s only openly gay lawmaker, Democratic state Representative Patricia Todd. Given Cook’s status as not only the head of the world’s most valuable company, but also an Alabama native, the suggestion to put his name on the bill was first made by Todd “in jest” — only for the comments to be taken seriously and published.

Soon after, she heard from Apple, which was initially hesitant about Cook’s name being associated so publicly with such a politically sensitive issue. However, Apple apparently reconsidered, and Todd received a positive call from Apple’s general counsel, Bruce Sewell, saying Cook was happy to lend his name to the cause.

In a statement, Apple said that, “Tim was honored to hear that State Rep. Todd wanted to name an anti-discrimination bill after him, and we’re sorry if there was any miscommunication about it. We have a long history of support for LGBT rights and we hope every state will embrace workplace equality for all.”

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Tim Cook drops by D.C. to talk tech with U.S. senator

Tim Cook made a stop by the Senate after his Apple Store visit. Photo: Apple

Tim Cook made a stop by the Senate after his Apple Store visit. Photo: Apple

Tim Cook made a visit to Washington D.C. this week to discuss the U.S. technology policy with one of the most tech-focused Senators on Capitol Hill.

The Apple CEO met with Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah on Tuesday, reports The Hill, after Cook paid a visit to the nearby Georgetown Apple Store the previous day for Worlds AIDS day. Senator Hatch’s Innovation Agenda for the 114th Congress was the focus of the conversation, as Hatch currently serves as the chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force.

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Tim Cook joins RED brigade for World AIDS Day

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RED CEO Deborah Dugan and Tim Cook show up at the Georgetown Apple Store to mark World AIDS Day. Photo: Deborah Dugan/Twitter

Apple CEO Tim Cook surprised shoppers at the Georgetown Apple Store on Monday by making an appearance to support the company’s commitment to World AIDS Day.

Cook tweeted photos of his visit to the store in Washington, D.C. He was surrounded by Apple employees wearing red T-shirts to mark the day, which is aimed at raising awareness about the spread of AIDS, showing support for people living with HIV and honoring those who have died from the disease.

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9 things Tim Cook has to be thankful for

Tim Cook bores the world with even more amazing Apple products. Yawn. Photo: Apple

Tim Cook has a lot to be thankful for. No wonder he looks happy. Photo: Apple

In between dessert and the traditional food coma on the couch, Thanksgiving offers everyone a great opportunity to take stock of the past year’s accomplishments.

When it comes to looking back at the previous year, sure you can stew over your failures and missed opportunities, but that’s for losers. And coming off one of Apple’s most successful years in history, Tim Cook is no loser.

So what’s Apple’s CEO going to be thinking about when he sits back in a carbohydrate-induced daze? Here are our best guesses.

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Tim Cook talks iPhone and Apple Watch in WSJ video interview

Photo: WSJD

Photo: WSJD

Tim Cook recently gave a rare public interview at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJD Live global technology conference. Discussing everything from the iPhone’s status as Apple’s cash cow and the battle over Apple Pay, to the reason the iPod classic was discontinued, it was another winning performance from Apple’s CEO.

While Cult of Mac ran down the main takeaways from the conference at the time, the Wall Street Journal has now uploaded the video of Cook’s lengthy interview, so readers can see for themselves.

Check it out after the jump:

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Steve Jobs monument removed by homophobic Russians

Photo: RIA Novosti

The Steve Jobs monument at its public unveiling. Photo: RIA Novosti

A monument to Steve Jobs has been removed from St. Petersburg in the aftermath of Tim Cook publicly coming out as gay.

While Cook’s eloquent and poignant essay was largely greeted by celebrations online, in Russia it prompted bigoted comments from politician Vitaly Milonov, whose government has now insisted the Jobs statue be removed as further punishment.

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