“Apple CEO Tim Cook staunchly defended personal privacy and the use of encryption on iPhones amidst renewed concerns about terrorists hiding covert electronic messages when they plan deadly attacks,” Matt Hamblen reports for Computerworld. “In an interview with Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning that aired Friday, Cook said the supposed tradeoff between privacy and security is ‘only a simplistic view—we can have both.'”

“Cook repeated Apple’s stance that it complies specifically with court-ordered warrants to produce information as required by law enforcement, but said of encrypted data on iPhones, ‘We don’t have it to give,'” Hamblen reports. “That’s because Apple’s iPhones running versions after iOS 4 keep decryption keys on a user’s iPhone and not on a server or some other place, as Apple has pointed out many times before.”

“Apple’s reason for protecting a user’s data with encryption technology, Cook said, is to offer privacy for all kinds of personal data, such as health information, ‘intimate conversations with family,’ and more. Opening up that encrypted data in some way would make the information widely available, he said,” Hamblen reports. “‘The reality is that a back door is for everybody– good and bad,’ he said.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Adhere to the U.S. Constitution.

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! – Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

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