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Facebook's Zuckerberg tackles telcos and terrorism

Matt Kapko | Feb. 24, 2016
During a Mobile World Congress keynote on Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed a variety of issues, including the company's controversial Internet.org initiative, the future of online video and Apple's ongoing game of tug of war with the FBI.

"We're sympathetic with Apple on this one," Zuckerberg said. "We believe in encryption. I don't think requiring backdoors into encryption is either going to be an effective way to increase security or is really the right thing to do for the direction the world is going in."

He called encryption an important tool that should not be banned in mainstream products, but said also Facebook will cooperate with government agencies on other matters. "We feel like we have a pretty big responsibility, running this big network and community, to help prevent terrorism," Zuckerberg said. "If we have opportunities to basically work with government folks to make sure there aren't terrorist attacks then we're obviously going to take those opportunities."

 

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