Bill Gates justifies the FBI’s demand, but refrains from taking a position

Apple, FBI y seguridad: ¿dónde está el límite de la lucha antiterrorista?

One more day the intense affair around the positions confronted between Apple and the FBI continues giving headlines, and it is that Bill Gates himself has come to the fore to refer to the matter, and he has done it in a somewhat confused way: on the one hand justifies the demand of the FBI but on the other hand, does not position itself clearly either demanding Apple to give in to this pulse . It is not clear to us whether he does so out of respect for Cupertino’s firm, or on the contrary because the matter is so clear-cut that it is frankly difficult to take a definitive position.

Bill Gates justifies the FBI’s demand, but refrains from taking a position
Bill Gates justifies the FBI’s demand, but refrains from taking a position

The founder of Microsoft has been interviewed exclusively by the Financial Times and when asked openly if he supported “the creation of a back door” and Gates has quickly cut the sense of the question: “it is not about creating a back door, but a specific case” , he has explained, to continue affirming that “Apple has access to that information”, but as we pointed out, without demanding at any time that the firm should accede to the requests of the authorities.

The position of Apple’s eternal rival was quite interesting, given that giants such as Google and Facebook have already publicly supported Tim Cook’s defence of his customers’ privacy. Perhaps this is why Gates’ statements have been so lukewarm, but nevertheless does not share Tim Cook’s explanation arguing that giving in would open up a privacy gap for all mobiles.

“It’s like banks put a seal around a hard drive and refuse to break it for fear of breaking it many times,” Gates said. As you may recall, the main argument in Tim Cook’s open letter was precisely his fear that the special operating system they had to create would be used several times , which is not unreasonable.

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