» ‘A Message to Our Customers’

Tim Cook explains Apple’s decision to challenge the FBI’s demand to provide a back door to the iPhone.

While we believe the FBI’s intentions are good, it would be wrong for the government to force us to build a backdoor into our products. And ultimately, we fear that this demand would undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect.

People like to use the 1984 ad against today’s Apple and it’s sometimes appropriate. But their stance on privacy totally lives up to that ad.