“Reform Government Surveillance” is a coalition group including AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo. Their statement:
Reform Government Surveillance companies believe it is extremely
important to deter terrorists and criminals and to help law
enforcement by processing legal orders for information in order to
keep us all safe. But technology companies should not be required
to build in backdoors to the technologies that keep their users’
information secure. RGS companies remain committed to providing
law enforcement with the help it needs while protecting the
security of their customers and their customers’ information.
A link to it was tweeted by Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, and his tweet was retweeted by Satya Nadella, which is the closest Microsoft has come to commenting on Apple’s fight against the FBI.
★ Thursday, 18 February 2016