Tim Cook to Discuss Ongoing FBI Battle on Tonight's Episode of 'World News Tonight'

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    ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir recently sat down with Apple CEO Tim Cook for an interview airing tonight that covers Apple's ongoing dispute with the FBI.

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    In the interview, Cook will outline the reasons why Apple is objecting to the court order that would require it to help the FBI break into the iPhone owned by Syed Farook, one of the shooters in the December attack in San Bernardino, California.


    Over the past two weeks, Apple and the United States government have been embroiled in a monumental dispute over privacy and encryption, stemming from the FBI's request that Apple develop new software to help it hack the passcode on Farook's iPhone 5c. Apple has refused to do so, saying the request sets a "dangerous precedent" that could lead to an overall weakening of encryption policies that endangers the privacy of tens of millions of American citizens.
    Since the request was made public, Apple and the FBI have engaged in a very public sparring match. The FBI called Apple's refusal a "marketing strategy," while Apple shared details on an Apple ID password change that may have prevented the FBI from obtaining the desired information through an iCloud backup.

    The interview will air on World News Tonight at 6:30 Eastern Time. Shortly after, the full show will be available on ABCNews.com.

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  2. bboucher790, Feb 24, 2016
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    Looks like they doubled down on privacy, not secrecy. Fight on, Cook. Fight on.
     
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  4. RickInHouston macrumors 6502a

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    If it's not a strategic case of marketing apple as being so secure with data, why go on TV? Why not lay low and let it go through the courts.
     
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    Polls are already demonstrating public support for Apple over the FBI. I hope this helps send a strong message to the Feds that we won't stand for their invasive requests. Keep fighting, Tim!
     
  6. phillipduran macrumors 65816

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    The government has been pushing the citizenry around. Getting us involved in pushing back the government and exposing them for what they are doing should be very public and they, the government, needs to know we are watching. Can we take on civil forfeiture next please? We need to tie that to Apple in some way to get that government abuse corrected as well.
     
  7. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    "Omg! That's an unreleased 15inch MacBook in the background!"

    Ah, good times.
     
  8. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    I know why both sides are fighting a PR battle. I get it. But it is so annoying that a security issue that has huge implications moving forward is being debated as "who loves America/terrorists" and all that crap. Maybe its just me. Time for an espresso.
     
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    I think the goal is to hit the FBI from both a legislative angle and a judicial angle.

    The courts will deliver the judicial angle. By publicizing this, citizens will go to their representatives and ask that laws codifying what Apple says are created.
     
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    Apple preferred to lay low and let it go through the courts first. It was the FBI that pushed to make this issue public.
     
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    No fault of David Muir, but what would make this even more interesting to watch would be if the interview were conducted by Peter Jennings (RIP). This will be worth watching, regardless.

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    This is the kind of captain of industry we need running for president, not Donald Trump.
     
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    Hopefully everyone will watch and everyone will call or email their legislators. We only get one chance to do this right.
     
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    with a recent national poll showing 51% favor decrypting vs 38% oppose, I'm glad Apple is going on the PR offensive.
     
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    Even if Apple wins this case, I think this ordeal will put a damper on their security and encryption emphasis.

    Imagine being a project manager in charge of a new feature, where the feature could be made very secure and encrypted or not. Imagine trying to justify the decision to make it secure and encrypted to yourself and to your higher up knowing there is a reasonable chance it will bring another legal storm your way.

    One of Apple's arguments in this case is that what the FBI wants will have a chilling effect on speech, and the innovation and technology surrounding speech. I say it already has.
     
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    Jeez no! I would probably drown in my own vomit listening to all of the politically correct crap coming from that campaign!
     
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    Hearts and minds. Political pressure is very tied to public opinion.
     
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    Is that Cook's office? If it is, it... doesn't look as I'd imagined it.
     
  19. Rogifan, Feb 24, 2016
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    So I wonder how many meetings Cook had with Apple's legal team to prep for this interview...

    Hmm...looks like one county in Arizona says they'll no longer purchase iPhones.

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/24/11108138/apple-fbi-encryption-maricopa-county-iphone

     
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    Are you suggesting this because of Muir's abilities or the fact that ABC is owned by Disney and Disney's close ties with Apple?
     
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    What's the iMac doing on his desk? I thought he said he used an iPad for all his work.
     
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    Any publicity is good publicity? Wonder what the shareholders and the board think about all this. I only have 7 shares in Apple so I don't really count!
     
  23. soupcan, Feb 24, 2016
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    So their only option is, what, Android?

    Good luck keeping that safe and sound.


    OT: I want to point out that people seem to forget that this isn't just an American issue. This is a world wide issue. Build a backdoor once in the States, and it goes all over the globe, affecting hundreds of millions of iOS users in every single corner of the god damn world.

    So, Federal Bureau of Incompetence, consider that too for a change.
     
  24. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    The thing is that if the FBI wins and now the "Bad Guys" know phones can be decrypted, then they won't use them any more and guess who loses in all this?...US!
    It's the "One Bad Apple" thing all over again!
     
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    Neither. Just miss Peter Jennings. He was one of the last of the old school journalists that believed that journalism required some level of integrity; this is not saying that Muir lacks integrity, but that the advent of the 24-hour news cycle has seen journalistic integrity fly out the window.

    Dan Rather crashed/burned, Brokaw retired, Hugh Downs retired, and Carl Kassell retired, and Jennings is dead.

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