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Apple vs. the Law

by Bill Hayes

The New York Times’ Room for Debate lets various knowledgeable contributors discuss news events and other timely issues. One recent debate covered: Apple vs. the Law.

The director of the F.B.I., James Comey, recently criticized Apple and Google for encrypting new smartphones’ data and rendering it inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order. “What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to hold themselves beyond the law,” Mr. Comey said.

But shouldn’t companies put their costumers’ security and privacy concerns first? How much should tech companies cooperate with the government on data access? [more]