The debate over privacy and national security is heating up yet again. Tech giant Apple (AAPL) recently defied a court order to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.
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Security expert Paul Viollis, host of “The Security Brief”, disagrees with Apple’s stance on the issue.
“Their argument really, I think, has absolutely no legs to it whatsoever,” he told the FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto.
Viollis added: “They [Apple] just don’t want to contend to the right to privacy. They keep saying we have a right to privacy. They’re casting this shadow saying there’s going to be a long-term effect here… there isn’t.”
The security expert says he trusts the government over Apple in this particular matter.
“The reason why--this isn’t an intelligence gathering exercise,” Viollis said. “This is a criminal investigation after 14 people were killed in a terrorist attack. Apple needs to stop this nonsense and let them [the government] do their jobs.”