“Apple CEO Tim Cook makes his case for why his company doesn’t want to help the FBI unlock San Bernardino killer Syed Farook’s iPhone in a new extended interview with TIME Magazine — and says the government is trying to set a precedent it can use across the country,” Matthew DeLuca reports for NBC News.
“In the new interview, Cook fires back at government claims that, unless investigators can break locked iPhones and bypass encryption, criminals and terrorists are going to be able to hide from the law — a problem the government refers to as ‘going dark,'” DeLuca reports. “‘Going dark — this is a crock,” Cook told TIME. ‘I mean really, it’s fair to say that if you send me a message and it’s encrypted, they can’t get that without going to you or to me, unless one of us has it in our cloud at this point. But we shouldn’t all be fixated just on what’s not available. We should take a step back and look at the total that’s available, because there’s a mountain of information about us.'”
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