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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Interview Over FBI, Cybersecurity and Civil Rights

In the debate between Apple and the FBI, it’s important to understand a full context of what’s at stake.

CEO Tim Cook makes some excellent points during a recent ABC News interview regarding public safety, civil liberties, and asking the right question of should something be created.

Approximately halfway through the interview, it’s interesting to note that Mr. Cook states that the federal government never initially contacted Apple for help, and that if the company were contacted at once, they could have recommended the terrorist’s iPhone be set to backup overnight to iCloud, making direct data retrieval a possibility. Instead, the feds made a choice that prevented that from occurring.

Watch the whole thing.

-Phil

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