Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden – who exposed mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency and the UK’s GCHQ – has joined Google and WhatsApp in backing Apple’s challenge to the FBI wanting to unblock an iPhone belonging to a terrorist.
Apple CEO Tim Cook called the ruling an example of government overreach and said “this moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake.”
WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will fight a federal magistrate's order to help the FBI hack into an encrypted belonging to one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. The company said that could potentially undermine encryption for millions of other users. Cook's response,