Bill Gates Clarifies Statements On Apple VS FBI, Calls For Safeguards And Discussion


Editor’s note: A previous version of this post had the headline “Bill Gates Says Apple Should Unlock The iPhone” but Gates appeared on Bloomberg after this report was published, and attempted to clarify his intentions. You can watch the whole interview here where he backpedals a bit.

Bill Gates is siding with the FBI and says Apple should unlock the phone of the San Bernardino shooter. In an interview with FT, the Microsoft founder simply reiterates the Justice Department’s claim that this is a one-off case and the FBI is not asking for a general unlocking tool.

“This is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information,” Bill Gates told The Financial Times. “They are not asking for some general thing, they are asking for a particular…

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