“Polls show a majority of Americans back the U.S. government in its fight to compel Apple Inc. to help open a terrorist’s iPhone,” Ian King and Dina Bass report for Bloomberg. “But at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting on Friday, it was all vocal support for Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook’s stance.”
“When Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, rose during the meeting at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, to praise the company, her words sparked a long round of applause from the audience, including Cook on stage,” King and Bass report. “‘Make no mistake, all of us have our security at stake here,’ Cohn said.”
“Cook then introduced the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who thanked the CEO for the company’s efforts to fight a court order that would force Apple to aid the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the case,” King and Bass report. “‘We oppose the unprecedented government over reach,’ Jackson said. ‘Some of us remember the days of Hoover and Nixon and McCarthy,’ he said referring to former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, President Richard Nixon and Senator Joseph McCarthy… ‘We do these because these are the right things to do,’ Cook said.”
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