Tim Cook In 30-Minute Interview: Backdoor On iPhone Is Software Equivalent Of Cancer – Video
Apple has found itself in hot waters lately after refusing to unlock an iPhone on FBI's request that was used in the San Bernardino shooting. With CEO Tim Cook slowly grabbing support from the public and tech giants alike, the man himself has appeared in a 30-minute interview with ABC News, talking in-depth regarding the case that's making waves in the media.
Tim Cook Believes An iPhone Backdoor Is The Software Equivalent Of Cancer
According to Tim Cook:
If a court can ask us to write this piece of software, think about what else they could ask us to write. Maybe it’s an operating system for surveillance. Maybe it’s the ability for law enforcement to turn on the camera. I mean, I don’t know where this stops. But I do know this is not what should be happening in this country. This is not what should be happening in America. If there should be a law that compels us to do it, it should be passed out in the open, and the people of America should get a voice in that. The right place for that debate to occur is in Congress.
CEO Tim Cook even goes on to state that a backdoor on an iPhone is the software equivalent of 'cancer.'
Think about this. It is, in our view, the software equivalent of cancer. Is this something that should be created? Technology can do so many things. But there are many things technology should never be allowed to do. And the way you not allow it, is to not create it.
The interview goes into a lot of details of the case that the public does not know about, and interestingly enough, the video that has been posted online is only half of what was aired on TV. Even still we get to see a lot of interesting details out of it.
Have a watch yourself and see what Apple CEO Tim Cook has to say in detail:
It's absolutely interesting what Tim Cook had to say. At the end of the day, the data of millions of users ends up being at risk, and there's a high probability that even if Apple complies with the request of the FBI, there's a chance that the backdoor will be exploited in ways one can't imagine.
Putting everything aside, what's your take on it? Do you side with Apple or the FBI? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.