In an email sent to Apple employees this morning, Tim Cook informed Apple team members that instead of complying with FBI demands to create a backdoor into the iPhone of dead terrorist Sayed Farooq which would cause a breach in iOS security and expose countless iPhone users to unreasonable risk, the Apple CEO would instead urge Congress to form a commission discuss the implications for law enforcement, national security, privacy and personal freedoms.
Apple is a uniquely American company. It does not feel right to be on the opposite side of the government in a case centering on the freedoms and the liberties that government is meant to protect.
From an outsiders perspective I would tend to agree. This can’t be an easy position to take.
I am proud of Cook, and at the same time saddened by the position of our government.