Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday February 23, 2016

Bill Gates Disputes Report That He Backs FBI in Apple Case

Bill Gates is taking issue with recent reports claiming he backs the FBI in its case against Apple. Gates says he isn't taking sides but he believes in a more balanced approach to the matter:

Still, Gates took a more moderate stance than some of his counterparts in the tech industry, not fully backing either the FBI or Apple but calling for a broader "discussion" on the issues. "I do believe that with the right safeguards, there are cases where the government, on our behalf آ— like stopping terrorism, which could get worse in the future آ— that that is valuable." But he called for "striking [a] balance" between safeguards against government power and security.