Apple CEO Tim Cook has unflatteringly told the Barack Obama administration officials to adopt a “no backdoor” policy on encryption technology used by his company and other tech firms. He was said to have lashed out at a suggestion allowing the government access to encrypted messages as part of its anti-terror strategy. “Backdoor, also called a trapdoor is an undocumented method of bypassing normal authentication or securing remote access to a computer. In other words, it is an illegal method of gaining access to a program, online service or an entire computer system.”
Cook spoke at a meeting between the administration and tech leaders, with representatives from Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Cloudflare, Google, Drop Box, Microsoft, and LinkedIn, in San Jose last week. The tech leaders are saying that allowing the government such access is a great security risk that could be exploited by others. But the Obama administration believes there should be a “balance” is necessary between privacy and national security.
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