Google CEO Backs Apple in iPhone Fight


Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke out in support of Apple’s refusal to comply with a federal court order to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

Pichai tweeted, “forcing companies to enable hacking could compromise users’ privacy” and would set a “troubling precedent.”

The Google chief’s comments came after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden announced his support of Apple and called on Google to take a stand.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said late Tuesday that his company rejected a court order to help investigators break into an iPhone belonging to Syed Farook, calling it technology “too dangerous to create.” Read more at USA Today.