A federal court order demands that Apple Inc. unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorist attackers. Apple is appealing and says it’s ready to take the case to the Supreme Court if needed. In light of the recent legal fight, 60 Minutes is re-airing two separate interviews to provide both sides of the story about privacy and encrypted data. One is with FBI Director James Comey (from October 2014). The other is with Apple CEO Tim Cook (December 2015).
Comey says he wants to protect the privacy of “every day Americans, but he is concerned about criminals being able to escape the law.” Cook says all people should have the right to protect private data on their iPhones, “and creating a work around would be problematic. Cook added: “If you put a back door in, then that back door is for everybody. For good guys and bad guys.” 60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7pm on CBS.
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