Bloomberg reports, “‘There has got to be some way to protect the privacy of data information,’ Hillary Clinton says in Grand Rapids, Mich. ‘There has got to be some way to avoid breaking data encryption and opening the door to a lot of bad actors. But there has to be some way to follow up on criminal activity and prevent crimes and terrorism.’ ‘I am someone who is just feeling like I am in the middle of the worst dilemma ever.'”
• Says there is “real mistrust” between technology companies and government now that is a “serious problem that has to be somehow worked through.”
• “It’s a problem we’ve got to come up with some way to solve. And I am not expert in any way to tell you how to do it.”
Bloomberg Politics is here.
MacDailyNews Take: Again, encryption is either on or off. This is a binary issue. There is no in-between. You either have encryption or you do not.
There have been people that suggest that we should have a back door. But the reality is if you put a back door in, that back door’s for everybody, for good guys and bad guys. — Apple CEO Tim Cook, December 2015
This is not about this phone. This is about the future. And so I do see it as a precedent that should not be done in this country or in any country. This is about civil liberties and is about people’s abilities to protect themselves. If we take encryption away… the only people that would be affected are the good people, not the bad people. Apple doesn’t own encryption. Encryption is readily available in every country in the world, as a matter of fact, the U.S. government sponsors and funs encryption in many cases. And so, if we limit it in some way, the people that we’ll hurt are the good people, not the bad people; they will find it anyway. — Apple CEO Tim Cook, February 2016
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Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Albert P.” for the heads up.]