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Tim Cook defends Apple's refusal to help the FBI in new interview

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook this week appeared on ABC News where he laid out in precise detail exactly why Apple is refusing to comply with a court order that would have the company help the FBI hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

    The crux of Apple's position, as relayed by Cook, is that helping the FBI in this particular instance would only open the door to even more government requests. With such a precedent in place, Cook believes that the software tool the FBI wants Apple to develop will inevitably be used for nefarious purposes.

    “Once created, the technique could be used over and over again, on any number of devices," Cook explained in an open letter published last week.

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