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Google CEO supports Apple’s decision in encryption debate

by Brandon Russell | February 18, 2016February 18, 2016 1:00 pm PDT

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Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook took a stand against a court order demanding the Cupertino company create software that would help the FBI break into an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. In his open letter, published on Apple’s website, Cook said what the government was asking Apple to do was dangerous, and would set a dangerous precedent.

“The implication of the government’s demands are chilling,” Cook said.

According to a series of Tweets from Google CEO Sundar Pichai, he agrees.

Rarely do we see a synergy between competitors, but on the topic of customer privacy, it looks like two of the world’s biggest companies are on the same page.

Here’s what Pichai had to say about Cook’s letter:

The issue hasn’t reached a conclusion yet, and it doesn’t appear as though Apple is willing to budge on the matter. Apple has cooperated with official requests in the past, but only for data that it has access to; never has Apple created software designed to circumvent its own device security (as far as we know).

You can learn more about this very important issue in the video below.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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