Apple Takes A Stand For Privacy

The battle over encryption backdoors took an unexpected turn this week as Apple vowed to fight government pressure — specifically a court order — to hack the iPhone. The tech giant’s CEO Tim Cook has touted the company’s commitment to its users’ privacy for months, so the company’s strong stance against the government request is hardly a surprise. But it is potentially divisive, as the court order involves the phone used by the man who opened fire on coworkers in San Bernardino, CA, in December. Other Silicon Valley companies, including Facebook and Twitter, back Apple’s decision. One thing’s for sure: everyone’s following this landmark case closely. Watch the video to see what’s at stake.

Originally published on Inflection’s blog.

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