Time Magazine Interviews Apple CEO about FBI

Time Magazine has published a lengthy interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook regarding Apple’s legal battle with the FBI over encryption.

In his own words, Cook describes the legal fight against the US government as “uncomfortable in some ways,” as fighting them isn’t what Apple would have chosen to do. From the CEO’s perspective, the right approach is for technology and intelligence to discuss the things they can do together.

Cook said that he was “deeply offended”, as the government apparatus has lied about Apple’s intentions.

And so do I like their tactics? No. I don’t. I’m seeing the government apparatus in a way I’ve never seen it before. Do I like finding out from the press about it? No. I don’t think it’s professional. So do I like them talking about, or lying, about our intentions? No. I’m offended by it. Deeply offended by it.

Here’s the full transcript of the interview, which will be featured in the March 28 issue of Time Magazine.



Tim Cook in his office at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, CA., photographed March 14. (Credit: Time Magazine)


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