Tim Cook warns of ‘profound’ unintended effects of bipartisan app store bill

Apple CEO Tim Cook Tuesday dialed up his criticism of bipartisan antitrust legislation that is gaining traction in Congress, saying that some of the proposed policies would endanger iPhone user privacy and security.

Cook said that the bipartisan Open Markets Act would require Apple to permit iPhone users the ability to install apps from anywhere on the internet, known as sideloading, which could lead to users mistakenly downloading malware and harmful software.

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