The omission adds credence to what surprisingly few tech ceos have been saying about the white houses lack of leadership regarding its position on unbreakable encryption. Tim cook says apples refusal to unlock iphone for fbi is. He spoke with abc news world news tonight with david muir. Read apple ceo tim cooks brave letter on encryption. Tim cook is a cautionary tale for ceos trying to get close. Apples ceo tim cook has been more vocal than most, and his stance on privacy and encryption is nothing short of revolutionary. Apple ceo tim cook declared privacy a fundamental right, and touted apples record of encryption and respecting users data. He continued, in the wrong hands, this softwarewhich does not exist. Tim cook outlines apples view on privacy, encryption in msnbc interview revolution. Tim cook outlines apples view on privacy, encryption in msnbc. Tim cook remains staunch on no backdoor to encryption. Read tim cooks email to apple employees about its fight against the fbi apple calls for government commission to settle encryption debate view all 105 stories. Tim cook is a national security hero nprs robert siegel talks with nico sell, cofounder and cochairman.
Apple ceo tim cook told abc world news tonights david muir that he remains opposed to giving the fbi a skeleton key that would allow it to break into one of the san bernardino shooters iphones. Apple ceo tim cook this week doubled down on encryption, arguing that the tradeoff is not privacy versus national security. But it took until the third generation of the watch in 2017 for apple to find the right hardware, software, and. For many years, we have used encryption to protect our customers personal data because. Apple chief executive tim cook accused the us government of asking his firm to engineer the software equivalent of cancer to help investigators unlock a terrorists iphone. For many years, we have used encryption to protect our customers personal data because we believe its the only way to keep their information safe. The following is a excerpt from tim cook s interview with time magazine read the full transcript here on the iphone encryption issue you talk about public safety. Interviewed by wall street journal editorinchief gerard baker, cook got into a somewhat heated discussion about encryption and security, following an earlier discussion with the nsas admiral michael rogers.
Senior vice president of internet software and services eddy cue, and. On encryption, cook said he believes its incredibly dangerous that some government agencies advocate for unfettered access to consumer data and devices, an. Jim merithew cult of mac apple ceo tim cook has vowed to continue fighting the good. The iphone at hand belonged to one of the san bernardino shooters, the couple. Cooks first big allnew product was the apple watch, which was released in 2015. Apple ceo defends encryption, opposes government back door. Apple ceo tim cook clashes with us government over encryption. The agency wanted to crack the iphone of syed farook, a suspect in the 2015 san bernardino shooting. Apple ceo tim cook said wednesday that it would be bad for america if his company complied with the fbis demand for help unlocking an encrypted iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. Apple ceo tim cook calls iphone decryption code software. Apple chief executive tim cook has challenged the us government to adopt a policy of no backdoors in its approach to the encryption technology used by his company and other technology firms. Apple ceo tim cook takes a stand for encryption in a letter, which explains.
As shahani reports on morning edition, in the 1990s federal regulators blocked microsoft from selling software with advanced encryption abroad. Why apples tim cook shouldnt crack the iphone for the fbi. So yes, every software release we do, we get more and more secure. Asked if he was comfortable with whether the company was handling its national security obligations, cook said yes, very, and then went on to describe its encryption policy.
In the wrong hands, this software which does not exist today. This morning, apple ceo tim cook posted an impassioned defense of encryption, and signaled the legal battles to come. Apple ceo tim cook speaks on importance of privacy. James martin cnet apple ceo tim cook doubled down on his stance on encryption friday at. Former cia director michael hayden said tuesday that he agrees with apple ceo tim cook that being forced to install backdoor technology to break iphone encryption software sets a dangerous precedent, but he does think cook needs to prove that helping federal agents unlock a san bernardino terrorists phone will lead to that. Apple ceo tim cook this week doubled down on encryption, arguing. Why apples tim cook shouldnt crack the iphone for the. After it emerged that the fbi was demanding that apple create a backdoor in its ios software to help agents access information on the san bernardino shooters iphone, ceo. Apple ceo tim cook says creating new software to break into a locked iphone would be bad news and we would never write it. Apple boss tim cook has strongly criticised a request from the us government to build a backdoor in its iphone software to aid an fbi investigation cook described the request as chilling. Cook will join several other heavy hitters in the tech industry.
Apple changing the world interview airing on msnbc. These orders would compel apple to write new software that would let the government bypass these devices security and unlock the phones. Apple ceo tim cook has always maintained that endtoend encryption and privacy will always be a priority for his company and recently he lashed out at the. Apple ceo tim cook reportedly lashes out at the obama. Why apple ceo is fighting with the government and the fbi for no backdoor to encryption. Tim cook says apples refusal to unlock iphone for fbi is a civil liberties issue this article is more than 4 years old this is about much more than a single phone or a single investigation. Kennedy human rights 2015 ripple of hope awards at new york hilton midtown on december 8, 2015 in new york city image.
Tech apple ceo tim cook will push for strong encryption at. Apples tim cook delivers blistering speech on encryption. Apple ceo tim cook challenges court order to unlock iphone. Apple ceo tim cook released a statement arguing against the fbis recent order to hack into the san bernardino shooters iphone 5c. Timothy donald cook born november 1, 1960 is an american business executive and industrial engineer. Read tim cooks email to apple employees about its fight. Apple ceo tim cook appeared on cbss 60 minutes tv show last night as you can probably imagine, the topic of encryption came up, in particular.
He is the first major tech ceo to stand up and declare that. Encryption fight puts apple in a bizarre position in an interview with time, apples ceo says his companys battle with the us government over access to. A pple ceo tim cook is challenging a federal court order demanding his company help investigators unlock an iphone used by an assailant in a recent deadly attack. Tim cook, the apple ceo, says a judges order that the tech giant must allow the fbi to access the data on a known terrorists iphone would require apple to create the software equivalent. Cook said apple thinks encryption is a must in todays world and feels strongly that you cant have a back door in the software only for the good guys. Tim cook we dont think you should ever have to trade it for a service you think is free but actually comes at a very high cost. Tim cook reportedly hit out during a meeting of white house officials with tech leaders in san jose last week, slating the white house for its lack of leadership and insisting that the obama. The optics of apples encryption fight the atlantic. The encryption was so strong, not even apple could break it. Apple on encryption apples chief executive tim cook has made privacyand the encrypted security protecting users privacy from corporate, government or terrorist snoopinginto a key issue. Why apples tim cook is right on encryption fox business. Apart from apple deciding to fight it out in the court, the letter has taken the debate to the public.
Encryption is obviously incredibly valuable as a tool for preserving public safety. Tim cook outlines apples view on privacy, encryption in. Apple chief tim cook on wednesday said that complying with a court order to help the fbi break into an iphone belonging to one of the san bernardino shooters would be bad for america, and set a. Apple changing the world is all about where he sees its place in the tech world. Apple boss tim cook clashes with us government over. The united states government has demanded that apple take an. Apple chief tim cook took to the wsjdlive stage monday night to again declare that apple would not bake encryption backdoors into its products. Apple ceo tim cook blasts encryption backdoors ars technica. Encryption on an iphone means that only a passcode can be used to access the data such as pictures or messages. Tim cooks promise to fight back could solidify his role as a privacy leaderor. Tim cook calls encryption inherently great at utah event. Apple ceo tim cook has vowed to continue fighting the good fight for the. Apple ceo tim cook plans to push for strong encryption when he attends a meeting at the white house on monday, axios reports.
We should have both, cook told charlie rose in a 60 minutes interview that aired on sunday night. Apples tim cook defends encryption, makes privacy push. Apple ceo tim cook has spent years building up reserves of goodwill with the white house meeting president donald trump for dinners, showing him around a texas factory and appearing alongside. In a strong defense of encryption, apples ceo tim cook said that there was no tradeoff between privacy and national security when it comes to encryption. The optics of apples encryption fight the government asked the company to hack into a terrorists iphone.1486 1510 64 904 1089 234 1009 1155 942 18 534 654 361 756 48 1088 813 832 971 1505 1364 389 710 848 840 1257 1158 399 1232 487 194 467 292 333 999 819 659 581 224 133 495 1073 1440 889 992 1410