Google CEO supports Tim Cook in battle against FBI snooping
Google and Apple don’t always see eye-to-eye, but in the matter of encryption, they’re total allies.
Today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai today tweeted words of support to Apple in the aftermath of Tim Cook’s open letter, explaining why Apple was defying a federal order to provide backdoor access to a terrorism suspect’s iPhone 5c.
“Forcing companies to enable hacking could compromise users’ privacy,” Pichai tweeted, referring to Cook’s post as “important” and saying he looked forward to a “thoughtful and open discussion” about encryption in the aftermath of Tim Cook’s letter. He also called the order to open the back door “troubling.”
Something tells me we’ll soon see other Silicon Valley companies taking a stand, either for or against Apple. The lines are being drawn, and at the end of the day, we’ll know which companies actually support user privacy… and which just pretend to.