Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Zuckerberg said that creating a backdoor into devices is not "effective" nor is it the "right thing to do".
“We’re sympathetic with Apple on this one. We believe in encryption,” he said. “I expect it’s not the right thing to try to block that from the mainstream products people want to use. And I think it’s not going to be the right regulatory or economic policy to put in place.”
He also noted that Facebook helps the government fight terrorism where it can.
“We feel like we have a pretty big responsibility,” he added. “We certainly do have very strong policies on this that if there’s any content that’s promoting terrorism or sympathizing with ISIS or anything like that, we’ll … get those people off the service. We don’t want people that are doing that stuff on Facebook.”
Apple posted an FAQ today to help answer customer questions about its opposition to the government's demands. Additionally, Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote an internal memo to employees reaffirming the company's commitment to keep user's data private.
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