Republican senator attacks Apple, tech industry over encryption

Republican senator attacks Apple, tech industry over encryption

On the heels of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s spirited defense of the general tech industry (and Apple-specific) trend of encrypting many types of user data on the television newsmagazine show “60 Minutes,” a Republican senator again attempted to claim that encryption creates a haven for “child pornographers, drug traffickers, and terrorists alike.” Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) accused the tech industry generally of resisting calls from authorities such as FBI Director James Comey for them to provide “backdoors” in their security that law enforcement can exploit….

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