Apple's Tim Cook demands White House support unbreakable encryption

Apple's CEO calls on Obama administration to publicly support right to digital privacy.

@seanridgeley
Published Thu, Jan 14 2016 5:51 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Apple CEO Tim Cook has criticized the Obama administration during a meeting it called to discuss counterterrorism issues with tech giants, saying the White House needs to publicly support the right to keep one's digital life private with unbreakable encryption.

Apple's Tim Cook demands White House support unbreakable encryption | TweakTown.com

To date, FBI and other high-ranking law enforcement have named such measures even in their lesser forms as "tools of terrorists". These same organizations have also requested backdoor access for otherwise unbreakable encryption.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch responded to Cook by expressing an interest in the balance between privacy and national security, which continues to be debated internally.

NEWS SOURCE:theintercept.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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