AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Won’t Join Tim Cook in Fight Against Encryption Backdoors

Jon Brodkin, writing for Ars Technica:

But tech company leaders aren’t all joining the fight against the deliberate weakening of encryption. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said this week that AT&T, Apple, and other tech companies shouldn’t have any say in the debate.

“I don’t think it is Silicon Valley’s decision to make about whether encryption is the right thing to do,” Stephenson said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “I understand [Apple CEO] Tim Cook’s decision, but I don’t think it’s his decision to make.”

Actually, given the law as it stands today, it is Apple’s decision to make.

Thursday, 21 January 2016