Minimising the snooping

It was interesting to see Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, voicing his opinions that government and companies should not have access to private consumer information. It’s rich coming from a vendor with access to so much of our personal information. 

I don’t mind security services having access for national security purposes. It’s necessary in an increasingly dangerous world and they safeguard it well. Employees are vetted, keep their mouth shut (Snowden excepted), and there is no evidence of data breaches or misuse after decades of interception. 

If only we could say that about vendors.   

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