Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ex-NSA chief backs Apple on iPhone ‘back doors’ (USA Today)

From an interview with author and former NSA director Michael Hayden

""Look, I used to run the NSA, OK?" Hayden told USA TODAY's weekly video newsmaker series. "Back doors are good. Please, please, Lord, put back doors in, because I and a whole bunch of other talented security services around the world — even though that back door was not intended for me — that back door will make it easier for me to do what I want to do, which is to penetrate. ...

"But when you step back and look at the whole question of American security and safety writ large, we are a safer, more secure nation without back doors," he says. With them, "a lot of other people would take advantage of it.""
Ex-NSA chief backs Apple on iPhone ‘back doors’

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