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Apple CEO Tim Cook blasts encryption backdoors

Apple’s Tim Cook rails against encryption backdoors. (credit: WSJDLive)

Apple chief Tim Cook took to the WSJDLive stage Monday night to again declare that Apple would not bake encryption backdoors into its products.

“We said no backdoor is a must,” Cook said at the Laguna Beach, California conference. “Do we want our nation to be secure? Of course. No one should have to decide between privacy or security. We should be smart enough to do both. Both of these things are essentially part of the Constitution.”

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Apple CEO Tim Cook blasts encryption backdoors

Apple’s Tim Cook rails against encryption backdoors. (credit: WSJDLive)

Apple chief Tim Cook took to the WSJDLive stage Monday night to again declare that Apple would not bake encryption backdoors into its products.

“We said no backdoor is a must,” Cook said at the Laguna Beach, California conference. “Do we want our nation to be secure? Of course. No one should have to decide between privacy or security. We should be smart enough to do both. Both of these things are essentially part of the Constitution.”

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Survey shows a third of people would opt for smartphone over car

Once a rite of passage for any teenager, owning a car is increasingly being overshadowed by the desire for a smartphone, a new survey shows.

In the survey of 1,200 people in four major countries by global tech design firm Frog, 30% of the respondents said that they would give up their car before their smartphone.

“Given that smartphones have been commonly available for only 10 years, we expect the proportion of people who value them more than their car to grow swiftly and significantly,” Frog said in a statement about the survey.

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HTC One A9 hands-on: A midrange smartphone that feels like a flagship

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It’s not much of a secret at this point thanks to a whole heap of leaks, but HTC has officially revealed the HTC One A9, a mid-range addition to its flagship HTC One Android phones. And yes, there’s no getting away from it, the A9 looks a lot like an iPhone 6. Whether that’s by coincidence or by design is up for debate—naturally, HTC says it’s the former. In either case, the A9 is most definitely a looker.

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HTC One A9 hands-on: A midrange smartphone that feels like a flagship

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It’s not much of a secret at this point thanks to a whole heap of leaks, but HTC has officially revealed the HTC One A9, a mid-range addition to its flagship HTC One Android phones. And yes, there’s no getting away from it, the A9 looks a lot like an iPhone 6. Whether that’s by coincidence or by design is up for debate—naturally, HTC says it’s the former. In either case, the A9 is most definitely a looker.

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