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Tim Cook: Apple is in a ‘bizarre position’ in FBI case

Time’s Lev Grossman has a good overview of the Apple v. FBI fight as it approaches its next stage, including a one-on-one with Tim Cook:

As for Cook’s talk about privacy and civil liberties, the FBI dismisses it as “marketing.” It’s fair to say that emotions are running high on both sides. “Do I like their tactics?” Cook says. “No, I don’t. I’m seeing the government apparatus in a way I’ve never seen it before. Do I like finding out from the press about it? No, I don’t think it’s professional. Do I like them talking about or lying about our intentions? No. I’m offended by it. Deeply offended by it.”

It may seem that this case has gotten strangely personal, but given that what’s at stake here is our privacy, it’s always been personal.