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Apple Formally Objects to U.K. Surveillance Bill

Tim Cook details the problems with the proposal that privacy groups have dubbed the "Snooper's Charter."

The Verge

Apple is speaking out against the U.K.’s Investigatory Powers Bill, the new Web surveillance proposal that privacy groups have dubbed the “Snooper’s Charter.”

Today was the deadline for written statements to be submitted to the committee considering the bill, and Apple CEO Tim Cook took the opportunity to submit a detailed objection to various aspects of the new law. Cook had first signaled his opposition to the bill in November, saying, “If you halt or weaken encryption, the people that you hurt are not the folks that want to do bad things. It’s the good people. The other people know where to go.”

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