Monday, December 21, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Encryption on ’60 Minutes’ | Re/code

Excerpt from an extensive Apple-focused 60 Minutes segment

"“I don’t believe that the trade-off here is privacy versus national security,” Cook said in the interview. “I think that’s an overly simplistic view. We’re America. We should have both.”

Cook said modern smartphones such as the iPhone contain sensitive information: Personal health details, financial data, business secrets and intimate conversations with family, friends or co-workers. The only way to ensure this information is kept secure is to encrypt it, turning personal data into indecipherable garble that can only be read with the right key — a key that Apple doesn’t hold.

Apple will comply with warrants seeking specific information, Cook said, but there’s only so much it can provide."
Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Encryption on ’60 Minutes’ | Re/code
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