Apple CEO Tim Cook gave an impassioned speech at the 2015 EPIC Champions of Freedom Award dinner. Cook said the erosion of privacy represents a threat to the American way of life. "We believe that people have a fundamental right to privacy. The American people demands it, the constitution demands it, morality demands it." Cook also opposed government efforts to weaken encryption. "So let me be crystal clear -- weakening encryption, or taking it away, harms good people that are using it for the right reasons. And ultimately, I believe it has a chilling effect on our First Amendment rights and undermines our country's founding principles." Tim Cook is the first business leader to receive the Award from EPIC. [Photo: Photograph by Jenifer Morris]
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