Billionaire Mark Cuban says Apple deserves a ‘standing ovation’ for fighting FBI on encryption

Apple did “exactly the right thing” by refusing a request from the U.S. government to create a backdoor to access a terrorist’s locked iPhone, billionaire Mark Cuban wrote in response to the encryption controversy this week.

“Amen. A standing ovation,”

Cuban wrote on his personal blog, heaping praise upon Apple and its chief executive, Tim Cook, for refusing to comply with the FBI’s order. In his view, if Apple were to comply, it would open the doors for countless situations in the future where the government could point to this case as a precedent.