Apple's FBI standoff: Why it's a lot bigger than breaking into one device
Apple CEO Tim Cook has come to a cybersecurity standoff with the US government.
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Apple has chosen not to meet the FBI’s demands to help reveal the information that is on the iPhone of one of the killers in the December 2015 San Bernardino shooting. Why is Apple being so intransigent and what are the larger implications for the tech industry? That’s what Bill Detwiler and I discussed in a special 30-minute episode of the TechRepublic Podcast.
Bill has a background in both technology and criminal justice so I peppered him with questions about the specifics of this issue, the broader legal issues, and the even larger societal questions about freedom versus security.
Now that we’ve thrown our perspectives out there, we’d like to hear from you. What do you think is motivating Apple? Should the company cooperate with the FBI? Should other tech companies step up and take Apple’s side?
Let us know by sending an email to podcast at techrepublic dot com or leaving a voicemail at 646-389-5404. We’ll send you a TechRepublic mug and laptop sticker for participating.
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