Facebook joins Google, Twitter, Apple in defense of encryption

Facebook weighs in on smartphone encryption debate, joining Google, Apple, and Twitter.

@seanridgeley
Published Fri, Feb 19 2016 11:58 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Tech giants Google, Twitter, and Apple have publicly denounced the FBI's fight to get around phone encryption, favoring the privacy rights of their users instead. Now Facebook is hopping on board, too.

Facebook joins Google, Twitter, Apple in defense of encryption | TweakTown.com

"We will continue to fight aggressively against requirements for companies to weaken the security of their systems," a Facebook spokesperson told Reuters yesterday. "These demands would create a chilly precedent and obstruct companies' efforts to secure their products."

That makes four for four. Microsoft is the biggest tech company to not yet comment on the issue; to that end, we've put in in an inquiry, and will report if we hear back.

NEWS SOURCE:dw.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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