Microsoft Sides with Apple in Anti-Backdoor Fight

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella described backdoors “as a terrible idea” during a discussion with journalists in New York, suggesting that the tech industry should work with the law enforcement to find a way that would make it possible to access encrypted devices as part of criminal investigations.

Nadella’s comments come only a few days after the FBI requested Apple to unlock the iPhones used by the naval base in Pensacola shooter, as the investigators couldn’t access data stored on the devices due to the password protection.

“I do think backdoors are a terrible idea, that is not the way to go about this. We’ve always said we care about these two things: privacy and public safety. We need some legal and technical solution in our democracy to have both of those be priorities,” Nadella was quoted as saying by <a href="https://www.theverge…. (read more)

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