Friday, February 3, 2017

Tim Cook receives honorary degree from Glasgow University


Next week Tim Cook is expected to receive an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow in recognition of their achievements . The event will be held specifically on February 8 from 6 to 7 GMT time and will be restricted to students and staff of the university.

Full capacity in just one hour for the Tim Cook event

Cook receive the title that honors his achievements as leader of Apple . Afterwards he will attend a colloquium with the attendees. The event, free and offered on the platform Eventbrite , completed its capacity in less than an hour from your ad . Rare is the CEO of Apple in this type of event would be the first time he attends a public interview at an academic institution in the UK . It is not clear whether it will be possible to continue via streaming or if the video will be published later.

Edward Snowden, rector of the University of Glasgow

Edward Snowden, technology consultant, former employee of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and the NSA (National Security Agency) . He rose to international news in June 2013, to make public through newspapers The Guardian and The Washington Post, classified as top secret on various programs NSA documents, including mass surveillance programs PRISM and xkeyscore . Therefore, the US Department of Justice has classified its participation in the PRISM surveillance program as a "criminal matter." In addition, since 2014 also holds the post of rector at the University of Glasgow , and will host the event that will go Tim Cook.
The interview between Snowden and Tim Cook is expected to address issues of privacy, data encryption and government policies. Hopefully even if it is not live, we can access it.

And you, what do you think about this honorary title for Tim Cook ?, do you think his work at the forefront of Apple deserves this recognition?
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