Google Breaks Its Silence, Sides with Apple on FBI Encryption Case
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced he's standing with Tim Cook and Apple's decision. He agreed that complying with the FBI order to create a backdoor for the iPhone would set a dangerous precedent.
Will Google stand with Apple or remain silent on this unprecedented issue?
Late last night, many breathed a sigh of relief when Google's CEO Sundar Pichai announced his support of Apple CEO Tim Cook's decision. Pichai agreed that complying with an FBI order to create a backdoor for the iPhone would set a dangerous precedent.
Apple published a letter on its site earlier this week explaining the reasons why the company would not do as ordered. Cook's response was a thoughtful multi-paragraph argument that weighed the present need to find justice in the San Bernardino case against the larger precedent it would set in the future.
Pichai's vote of support came in the form of multiple tweets:
1/5 Important post by @tim_cook. Forcing companies to enable hacking could compromise users’ privacy
— sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) February 17, 2016
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