Silicon Valley CEOs Support Apple in Fed Case

Tech CEOs have come out in support of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s strong stance against the FBI requesting information from one of the two San Bernardino shooters’ iPhone.

While public opinion may be divided on whether Apple should unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, Google boss Sundar Pichai as well as Jan Koum, CEO of messaging service Whatsapp, are among those who have backed Apple’s decision.

Pichai, among the highest paid CEOs of America, defended Cook in a series of tweets, including one saying, “Could be a troubling precedent.”Whatsapp’s Koum, also a Facebook board member, wrote on the social media site, “I have always admired Tim Cook for his stance on privacy and Apple’s efforts to protect user data… We must not allow this dangerous precedent to be set. Today our freedom and our liberty is at stake.”

And Edward Snowden, who first criticized Pichai for not immediately speaking out, proceeded to retweet the Google CEO.


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