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Google lends Apple support over FBI encryption demands

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Feb 18, 2016.

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    Google CEO Sundar Pichai has lent support to Apple in the debate over encrypted iPhones—sort of.

    In a series of Twitter posts, Pichai praised Apple CEO Tim Cook for writing an “important” letter that speaks out against the FBI’s decryption demands. “Forcing companies to enable hacking could compromise users’ privacy,” Pichai wrote.

    While Pichai noted that Google provides data access to law enforcement when legally required, that’s different from making tech companies enable hacking of customers’ devices and data. “Could be a troubling precedent,” Pichai added.

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