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Tim Cook Speaks Out Against New UK Surveillance Bill

Apple CEO Tim Cook is warning against an investigatory powers bill that would oblige companies like Apple to help the British government bypass customer encryption protections. The bill would also give British law enforcement the explicit power to hack into computers and bug phones. Cook said of the bill, “Any back door is a back door for everyone. Everybody wants to crack down on terrorists. Everybody wants to be secure. The question is how. Opening a back door can have very dire consequences.”

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