President Obama cautions against taking ‘absolutist view’ on encryption in Apple/FBI case [Video]

The latest to speak out on the Apple and FBI controversy is none other than President Obama who earlier today attended a talk at South by Southwest Interactive. While the talk was about “civic engagement in the 21st Century,” the conversation not surprisingly turned to the government’s role in the Apple and FBI controversy in the San Bernardino shooter case.

Obama made it clear that he isn’t behind Apple in the case, saying that tech companies shouldn’t “take an absolutist view” on encryption and encouraging them not to wait and force Congress to pass new law:

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