Microsoft CEO supports Apple: insisting that it’s a “bad idea” to keep the back door encrypted


Sina science and technology news in the morning of January 14, Beijing time, according to foreign media reports, apple is currently preparing for another device encryption war. At this time, Satya NADELLA, CEO of Microsoft, put forward her own views on the issue of device encryption. In an interview with reporters in New York on Monday, NADELLA reiterated the company’s opposition to encrypted backdoors, but also expressed tentative support for future legal and technological solutions.
“I do think the back door is a bad idea, it’s not a solution,” NADELLA said. We always care about two things: privacy and national security. We need some legal and technical solutions to make both a priority. ”
NADELLA expressed his support for the key escrow system, which had been proposed by researchers.
After the San Bernardino shooting in 2016, Apple’s encryption system became the focus of controversy for the first time. The shooting sparked a series of intense legal proceedings, with investigators hoping to force apple to unlock the suspect’s cell phone. The legal dispute ended in a stalemate, but many believe that the recent shooting at Pensacola’s naval base is likely to lead to another legal battle.
The suspect in the shooting is a Saudi who is undergoing flight training in the U.S. Navy. The FBI has identified the incident as a terrorist act, which also resulted in the disqualification of another 21 trained personnel from Saudi Arabia. The two cell phones associated with the attackers are still encrypted and investigators cannot access the data.
For this incident, NADELLA did not simply say that enterprises should not provide data to investigators in this case, he said: “we cannot take a strong stance on all aspects. If they want me to provide a back door, I’ll say no. I hope that in our democracy, these are things that can be solved through legislation. ”
In the 2016 shooting, Microsoft expressed a tougher mileage. At that time, Microsoft said it “wholeheartedly” supported Apple’s position and joined apple in opposing the push for a device encryption bill after the trial. (Hang Yun)