Apple CEO Tim Cook Addresses iPhone Security Debate

In an exclusive interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook tells David Muir why he's refusing to build a system, a master key, to break into Syed Farook's iPhone.
1:20 | 02/24/16

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To some people at home listening to this argument who understand where you're coming from who might say this was a terrorist attack on US soil. And that if ever there was a case that apple would make some sort of exception. That this might be that moment do you really want to plant the flag on privacy. And safety on cited for rooks iPhone. I think safety of the public is incredibly and safety of our kids think you are families. It is very important. The protection of people's data is incredibly important and so the tradeoff here is we know that doing. Could expose people. To incredible vulnerabilities. This is not something that we would create. This is what this would be bad for America it would also setup process. That I believe many people in America would be offended. And so when you think about those which are known. Compared to something that might. Be fair. I believe we are making the right choice but in your quiet moments. Do you have any concern that you might be able to prevent a terrorist attack by breaking in of that phone David some things are hard. In some things are wrong. In some things about this is one of those.

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