Rev. Jesse Jackson backs Apple in FBI privacy fight: CNET News Video
CNET News Video: Rev. Jesse Jackson backs Apple in FBI privacy fight2:35 /
Outside Apple's annual shareholders meeting, the civil rights activist talks about the importance of privacy in relation to the FBI's iPhone investigation and shows his support for CEO Tim Cook.
A special need to laud Tim Cook for his integrity and courage and his true character in the face of the government's challenge on the mind of the security of Apple and its integrity. We've been down this road before when Hoover had enemies list, Nixon had enemies list, they're now those who are running for office who approve so much for government interference they would have enemies list. And we've been through McCarthy. And so I'm glad that he has taken Necessarily saying that he's been supported in this quest. We don't want to become like what we're fighting against, is become invasive in people's privacy and engaging in acts of terror. We know Director Comey has said this is just one phone. Is this a slippery slope? It's a slippery slope. It's one, and then subjective of who's next. I think about the King. His home phone was bugged, his office and telephone rooms. [UNKNOWN] He was the enemy. Once you go down this road, the next comes up on an enemy's list. Mandela just got off the [UNKNOWN] list four years after he was dead. I've been on the enemies list. Our organization's phones have been tapped. We deserve better and for those companies that want to protect the integrity of the company itself. And the principals of America must stand up and must stand with Tim. We must stop the government overreach. The LA Times just published an article saying that Apple is basically being a hypocrite in China that they are not following their own rules and their own principles that they have here in the US. They're sort of bending those rules so that they can basically sell more products in China. What do you know about this? What's your thought on it? Don't know very much about it, but I know that expanding and growing in the world having access is better than building walls. We need to keep building bridges and not build walls. Protection of privacy and rights is important. The human rights are important and as I said to Tim just a little while ago building More stores and try to we need to build some stores in the city as well. But in the city represents market and money, and talent and location. It represents underserved markets on your last talent and untapped capital so we must grow wherever the opportunity is