“Bill Gates has broken ranks with Silicon Valley in the stand-off between Apple and the US government, saying technology companies should be forced to co-operate with law enforcement in terrorism investigations,” Stephen Foley and Tim Bradshaw report for The Financial Times.
“The Microsoft founder took issue with Tim Cook’s characterisation of the government’s order that Apple help break open the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone as a demand for a ‘back door,’ denying that it would set a wider precedent,” Foley and Bradshaw report. “‘This is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information. They are not asking for some general thing, they are asking for a particular case,’ Mr Gates told the Financial Times.”
“Mr Gates’s stance sets him apart from the rest of the technology industry, including the company he founded. Satya Nadella, Microsoft chief, has not publicly commented on the matter, but a spokesperson for the Seattle-based company pointed to a statement by the Reform Government Surveillance organisation, of which it is a member, opposing the order,” Foley and Bradshaw report. “Silicon Valley executives including Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief; Jack Dorsey, Twitter founder; and Sundar Pichai, head of Google, have all sided with Mr Cook. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden called the showdown ‘the most important tech case in a decade.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: The lying old thief, who built his whole life upon a stolen foundation and, for doing so, got tagged a “genius” by idiots, doesn’t fully understand the issue. Big surprise.
See: U.S. government seeks to force Apple to extract data from a dozen more iPhones – February 23, 2016
Keep trying to build your stairway to heaven that’ll never come close to reaching, you increasingly addled thief.
The damage Bill Gates did to world productivity by greedily inflicting The Dark Age of Personal Computing upon the planet is incalculable and criminal. — MacDailyNews, July 5, 2010
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Tim Cook’s memo to Apple employees: ‘This case is about more than a single phone’ – February 22, 2016
Obama administration: We’re only demanding Apple hack just one iPhone – February 17, 2016
Microsoft CEO Nadella should be questioning Bill Gates’ credentials as ‘technology advisor’ – February 6, 2014
Forbidden fruit: Bill Gates’ kids banned from owning superior Apple products – December 31, 2012
Steve Jobs on Bill Gates: ‘Unimaginative; he just shamelessly ripped off other people’s ideas’ – October 24, 2011
Paul Allen: Working with Bill Gates like being in hell – April 18, 2011
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation invests in Monsanto – August 26, 2010
1998 Bill Gates: I can’t figure out why Jobs is even trying to be Apple CEO; he knows he can’t win – April 11, 2010
Bill Gates: ‘There’s nothing on iPad I look at and say, ‘Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it’’ – February 10, 2010
Microsoft’s Gates tries FUD to keep people from switching to Apple’s secure Mac – February 12, 2007
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Bill Gates has lost his mind: calls Apple liars, copiers; slams Mac OS X security vs. Windows – February 02, 2007
Gates bristles over Vista, Mac OS X comparisons – January 29, 2007
Bill Gates confronted by glowing Apple logos as every single blogger at meeting uses Macs – December 15, 2006
Emperor Gates’ new clothes: the failed mainstream Tablet PC – August 22, 2005
Bill Gates’ ‘charity’ foundation finances U.S. newspaper purchases – August 21, 2006
Bill Gates’ sarcasm regarding Apple iPod: ‘Oh, wow, I don’t think we can do that’ – September 07, 2004