“Over the course of the ongoing battle between Apple and the government over unlocking the iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorist, Max Levchin — PayPal co-founder and CEO of financial tech company Affirm — said his views have changed from a ‘clear-cut, black and white’ stance of helping the FBI to supporting Tim Cook,” Rebecca Lee reports for CBS News.
“‘All of us — certainly I am as a parent and a husband – the initial reaction is, let’s help the law enforcement. It’s very clear Apple has been and wants to continue to do so, but it must have felt that the slope has gotten very slippery,’ Levchin told ‘CBS This Morning’ Friday,” Lee reports. “Levchin said the court order to “write code to surveil its customers is unprecedented.” Since the very beginning, the government has reiterated that this would be a one-time case, but Levchin has sided with Apple, suggesting there were are no absolute guarantees.”
Lee reports, “Levchin said by bringing the debate to the public, Cook wants to carry it Congress and the Supreme Court, to have ‘a clear set of laws created because there isn’t anything on the books today.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Good to see that Mr. Levchin has come to his senses.
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