Mark Zuckerberg Voices His Support for Apple in Battle With FBI

Mark Zuckerberg Voices His Support for Apple in Battle With FBI

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg voiced his support for Apple in its battle with the government, which is demanding that the company build a backdoor into the iPhone.

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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Mark Zuckerberg Voices His Support for Apple in Battle With FBI

Tom Yourspace - February 23, 2016 at 3:15pm
Bet y'all still using Facebook while hating on Mark lol
Tim vs court - February 23, 2016 at 6:00am
Hay zuckkerberg go eat Chinese noodle with your wife already and don't forget use chopstick;))
Looser Mark - February 23, 2016 at 12:17am
What a loser... Everyone knows that facebook works along with the US government to provide personal information to them... Read your Facebook agreement.. And now that he saw what Apple is doing he is using it as PR stunt..
odedo1 - February 23, 2016 at 1:15am
What you said applies exactly the same to Apple, don't you get it? It's all one big PR stunt.
Mark Looser - February 23, 2016 at 2:53am
Dude and how exactly this applies to Apple? They did anounce this security step with the announcement of the iPhone 5s. As of then, even if Apple wants to access the information on your iPhone won't be able to do so if your phone is password protected.. They are ahead of the game so if there are any future court orders they simply cannot do anything. So how this is a PR stunt is beyond me.. They could have used that long time ago if they wanted to do so... It is well known that they don't want to have your personal info.. I totally support Apple in their decision.. Mu personal stuff is personal.. Are you ok if someone comes into your house and start snooping? It is morally unethical.. Case closed..
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