Apple is opposing a judge's order to help the FBI break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters, calling the directive "an overreach by the U.S. government."
Cook warns that complying with the order would entail building "a backdoor to the iPhone" -- "something we consider too dangerous to create." Here's what tech leaders have to say about it:
CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai
"Forcing companies to enable hacking could compromise users' privacy. We build secure products to keep your information safe & we give law enforcement access to data based on valid legal order"
Executive director of Mozilla, Mark Surman
"[The case] sets a dangerous precedent that threatens consumers’ security going forward. Companies should be encouraged to aggressively strengthen the security of their products"
"The FBI is creating a world where citizens rely on Apple to defend their rights, rather than the other way around."
New York Times Writer, Farhod Manjoo
"The central question raised by the Apple FBI case is whether we should have any communications beyond the reach of law enforcement."
"Amen. A standing ovation. They did the exact right thing by not complying with the order. They are exactly right that this is a very, very slippery slope."
“To think that Apple won’t allow us to get into her (sic) cell phone. Who do they think they are?”
CEO of Box, Aaron Levie
"Simple security rule of thumb: don't build encryption for how the world is today, but how it could be if Donald Trump were President."
CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey
We stand with Tim Cook and Apple (and thank him for his leadership)!
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