Editorial: Apple, Cook right on difficult privacy-rights questions

Editorial: Apple, Cook right on difficult privacy-rights questions

Over the last 24 hours, the Internet has been given something new to fight about. Following a federal judge’s order that Apple embark on an odyssey to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5c, Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded in kind, and politely told them to shove off. This further inflamed the ongoing encryption discussion, which leads us to right now: a battle for the privacy of Apple users’ is being fought at the highest levels — between a multi-billion international corporation and a bastion of the “free” world, the US government. We here at MacNN have three questions. One is for t…

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