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Apple CEO defends privacy, encryption amidst terrorist concerns

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook staunchly defended personal privacy and the use of encryption on iPhones amidst renewed concerns about terrorists hiding covert electronic messages when they plan deadly attacks.

    In an interview with Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning that aired Friday, Cook said the supposed tradeoff between privacy and security is "only a simplistic view—we can have both."

    Cook repeated Apple's stance that it complies specifically with court-ordered warrants to produce information as required by law enforcement, but said of encrypted data on iPhones, "We don't have it to give." That's because Apple's iPhones running versions after iOS 4 keep decryption keys on a user's iPhone and not on a server or some other place, as Apple has pointed out many times before.

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