Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Tech and Economy With Utah Senator Orrin Hatch

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook met with senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Friday afternoon to discuss topics like technology and economy, reports BuzzFeed.

    Hatch, who is a member of the Judiciary Committee and leads the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, has met with Cook several times in the past and participated in Apple's ongoing encryption debate with the U.S. government, calling for a private Senate briefing with Apple attorney Ted Olson following the dismissal of the San Bernardino case.

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    During Friday's meeting, Hatch told BuzzFeed he and Cook talked about ways to grow the economy and the technology industry. They also spoke about Cook's trip to Utah in October, where Cook took part in a privacy-related Q&A session hosted by Hatch.
    Cook, along with Apple's vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives Lisa Jackson, also had dinner with Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, on Thursday evening. They dined at Italian restaurant Tosca, located near the White House, but it's not clear what was discussed.

    Cook's meetings with Hatch, Trump, and Kushner follow a December tech summit that saw Cook and other leaders like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, IBM CEO Ginny Rometty, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk meet with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss topics like trade, immigration, and vocational education.

    At the time, Cook told Apple employees he attended the tech summit with Trump because Apple plans to continue to focus on key areas like privacy, security, education, human rights, and combating climate change. "Personally, I've never found being on the sideline a successful place to be," he said. "The way that you influence these issues is to be in the arena."

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    This is the type of politicking that Tim should be doing. Everything he can to ensure Apple software remains secure.
     
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    probably regarding building factory in US. Cook might be scoping out different states
     
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    Hope not. You think Apple products are expensive now?
     
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    The sooner the government updates 15 year old technology, the sooner they understand the fights tech and internet have.
     
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    "15 year old"? that's their newer stuff.
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    Lots of "Crooked" things in that office, the painting is among the least egregious.
     
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    You'd be asking Apple to take less profits. That is unAmerican lol.
     
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    I hope *so*. Maybe then we'll get a 5k panel that doesn't totally suck ass.
     
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    HATCH, just another old man in government, that should have retired 20 years ago, but his ego won't let him
     
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    I'm sorry but the more Cook gets cozy with Trump and his kids, the less I want to buy any more Apple products.
     
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    Hey, that's a sweet gig, lots of perks.

    When you hit eighty, and you're sleeping in a cardboard box, you'll wish you were a sitting Senator, unless the GOP has cancelled Medicare, and you've lost your mind to Dementia or Alzheimer's, in which case, you won't care and it won't matter.
     
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    God forbid Tim meets with successful businessmen who love the United States.
     
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    You sure you didn't transpose the 1 and the 5 in your comment?

    You do know that the IRS and DOD have ancient gear running COBOL that they have had to hire retired back as consultants to maintain, don't you?

    And when they have asked for appropriations to fund updates, they get things from the republicans like the sequester.
     
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    You guys got it all wrong.

    He's making sure his wallet is still there.
     
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    The painting isn't crooked, it's just leaning to the right.

    Or maybe the photographer was leaning left.
     
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    Why not? Do you think Apple is stupid to set their pricing out of whack? Apple is a smart company. Apple had dealt with China and India, countries notoriously hard to negotiate with. They can probably do a deal with the US/states so their pricing won't change dramatically.
     
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    You can stop buying all goods from all American companies since they are paying Trump with their taxes.
     

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