Google’s CEO timidly steps into device encryption debate

Macworld Australia Staff
18 February, 2016
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Tim Cook pulled no punches in his response to a federal court order in the US directing Apple to produce a ‘back door’ into the encrypted data on an iOS device.

Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, has chimed in, with some views over Twitter.

To be honest, the company that once prided itself with the ‘don’t do evil’ motto needs to be a lot more forthright than asking for “a thoughtful and open discussion” on what Edward Snowden calls the “the most important tech case in a decade”.

Google – stand up for your customers. Do not create a back door into your customers’ encrypted data. You should be offering to pony up and support Apple through the courts, as should Microsoft and anyone else who encrypts customer data.


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