Bill Gates Fears Tech Industry Stonewalling Government Device Access Might Backfire

Bill Gates warns that big tech companies aren’t worried enough about government regulation, in a new interview with Axios today. Calling out “Apple and other tech giants,” Gates argues that companies are inviting government intervention by flaunting hubris, saying they need to be “careful that they’re not trying to think their view is more important than the government’s view, or than the government being able to function in some key areas.” When Axios asked Gates for an example, he said, “enthusiasm about making financial transactions anonymous and invisible, and their view that even a clear mass-murdering criminal’s communication should never be available to the government.” When pressed on whether Gates meant being able to unlock an... Continue reading…

Bill Gates Fears Tech Industry Stonewalling Government Device Access Might Backfire

Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who now spends his days on philanthropy through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, made some comments that might ruffle a few feathers ...

Wed 14 Feb 18 from HotHardware

Bill Gates warns tech firms may face government crackdown

In a new interview, Microsoft founder Bill Gates told Axios that Silicon Valley giants are 'absolutely' behaving in a way that could open them up to government intervention.

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Daily Mail

US Social Media Firms Step Up Help on Security Efforts, Intelligence Leaders Say

Leaders of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies said Tuesday the U.S. private sector has been helpful in efforts to keep the country safe. While the leaders did not name companies, ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Voice of America

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