Tim Cook says Apple ‘OK’ with success of Chinese company blacklisted as national security threat

Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed ambivalence about the success of a controversial Chinese company labeled a national security threat during a high-stakes appearance before Congress.

“We also know that customers have a lot of choices and that our products face fierce competition,” Cook told House lawmakers Wednesday. “Companies like Samsung, LG, Huawei, and Google have built successful businesses with different approaches. We’re OK with that. Our goal is the best, not the most.”

Cook’s opening statement largely echoed his written prepared remarks.

Federal agencies were banned last August from purchasing telecommunications products, surveillance equipment, or any other products or
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