In a strong defence of encryption, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said that there was no trade-off between privacy and national security when it comes to encryption.
“I think that’s an overly simplistic view. We’re America. We should have both,” he told Charlie Rose on CBS’ 60 Minutes program on Sunday, according to a transcript of the interview posted online.
Cook said that people should be able to protect their personal data on their smartphones, such as health and financial information, intimate conversations with family and co-workers, and possibly business secrets.
In the wake of recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, there has been increased demands that tech companies should provide ways for law enforcement agencies to be able to access encrypted communications, which terrorists are believed to take advantage of to plan their attacks and win over followers.
Original Story: Network World
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