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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tech Ethics: How Should Apple Balance Privacy And National Security?

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks following an introduction of the new iPhone 5 in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Apple CEO Tim Cook, pictured here in San Francisco in 2012, says Apple will challenge a federal court order to unlock the iPhone of one of the shooters in the deadly San Bernardino attack in December, because doing so would have “implications far beyond the legal case at hand.” (Eric Risberg/AP)

Apple maintains that creating a backdoor into its products would “undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect.” But is it ethical to protect information that could help authorities investigate the San Bernardino shooting case? For answers, Here & Now’s Robin Young turns to Peter Swire, a professor of law and ethics at the Georgia Institute of Technology.



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