Tag - Craig Federighi
Craig Federighi, the senior vice president of software engineering at Apple, has spoken out against the requests by law enforcement to weaken the encryption of its devices in an op-ed. In the piece, where the Apple executive explains why the company takes security seriously, Federighi claims the requests to "turn back the clock" on the software-based protection most people rely upon would have the potential to be extremely harmful to consumers.
Commenting to the BBC on the Hour of Code initiative that encourages young people to understand some of the basic concepts behind the creation of the games they play, the services they use, and the devices their lives revolve around, Apple SVP of Mac and iOS Software Craig Federighi says that programming -- often thought of as a lonely, isolated activity, is "an incredibly creative medium, not unlike music" and that he wants Apple to do more to "set off a spark" in young learners by using Apple Stores as classrooms more often.
Apple's senior VP for Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, will appear at Re/code's first annual Code Conference in late May, as will senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi, according to an announcement. The executives will be headliners on the second night of the conference, which is already sold out. The event is a spiritual successor to the All Things D series of conferences, which were overseen by staff now at Re/code.
Newly-published SEC filings reveal that on Wednesday, Apple awarded six top executives 35,780 restricted stock units each. Recipients include senior VP of Operations Jeffrey Williams; general counsel Bruce Sewell; senior VP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller; senior VP of Hardware Engineering Dan Riccio; senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi; and finally, senior VP of Internet Software and services Eddy Cue.
Scott Forstall's firing from Apple was greeted with "quiet jubilation" at the company, especially among engineering teams, according to GigaOm. The site quotes anonymous sources, one of whom claims that a number of workers were going out to celebrate with drinks. Forstall's exit is also described as being "fairly last minute," with many people on the iOS and OS X teams only hearing about it minutes before a press release reached the media.
Apple's senior VP for hardware engineering, Bob Mansfield, will be staying with the company in spite of an earlier statement that he was retiring, according to an announcement. He will take on a new title, but what that might be is so far undisclosed. Apple will only say that he's expected to "work on future projects" and continue to report to CEO Tim Cook.