Tim Cook wants government officials to come out in favor of unbreakable encryption

January 14, 2016
Aaron Polmeer

By Owen Williams

Tim Cook

In a meeting with government officials, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly asked Obama administration officials to come out in favor of unbreakable encryption. According to The Intercept, Tim Cook criticised officials for their weak position on the encryption debate and said they should publicly state that they are in favor of “no backdoors” in encryption. That would fly in the face of requests — and make a statement to — a growing number of officials supporting adding so-called ‘golden keys’ to encryption that would allow authorities to decrypt devices for national security reasons. The Intercept reports that executives from major technology companies including Apple,…

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