Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Apple CEO Defends Encryption, Opposes Government Back Door - Bloomberg Business

A Tim Cook quote earlier in the article: "“You can’t have a back door in the software because you can’t have a back door that’s only for the good guys”

"Both [NSA Director Admiral Michael] Rogers and Cook discussed how to balance privacy and state-enforced security. The NSA director acknowledged the tension between the two while emphasizing threats he believed the U.S. faced. Cook said there wasn’t a trade-off to be made.
“Nobody should have to decide privacy and security. We should be smart enough to do both,” Cook told the conference, calling any compromise a “cop-out.”
“Both of these things were essential parts of our Constitution. It didn’t say prioritize this one above all of these,” he said. “I mean, these guys were really smart folks and they held all of these things and said all of these are what it means to be an American.”"
Apple CEO Defends Encryption, Opposes Government Back Door - Bloomberg Business
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