Sharon Bradford Franklin is co-director of the Security and Surveillance Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology.
While the weeks since Apple's announcement have been full of well-founded criticism, they've been short on solutions. The status quo, both sides agree, is intolerable.
In an interview, Sharon Bradford Franklin discusses a letter, co-authored by her organization, that was sent to Apple CEO Tim Cook. It argues that Apple's updates could put vulnerable youths, particularly LGBTQ+ youths, at risk and that the company is walking a slippery slope toward expanded government surveillance.
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