FEB 18, 2016 | US
BSA's Viewpoint on Apple Ruling Highlighted in The International Business Times
The International Business Times, February 17, 2016
By Salvador Rodriguez
When Apple CEO Tim Cook took a stand against the FBI Tuesday night on the matter of technological "backdoors," many individuals across Silicon Valley lauded the iPhone maker for its bold move. And yet the tech giants -- companies like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and others -- were strangely silent.For years, the tech industry has pushed back on government calls for backdoors and encryption reduction, but Apple’s letter Wednesday was the most public step Silicon Valley has taken in pushing back against the government’s prying into user data.
The tech industry stands behind Apple, but each company is being careful in how it voices that support. “We and our members have grave concerns over calls for weakened encryption, backdoors, and the implications they present to privacy and security,” said Victoria Espinel, president and CEO of BSA | the Software Alliance. That group includes a large number of notable tech companies among its members, including Microsoft, Salesforce and Adobe.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。