America is about to hear directly from Tim Cook about why Apple won’t comply with the FBI‘s request to unlock a terrorist’s phone.
The Apple CEO sat down for an interview with ABC’s David Muir that’s slated to air on Wednesday’s “World News Tonight,” from 6:30 pm to 7 pm ET.
Apple refused to oblige after the Justice Department ordered the company to help federal investigators unlock a phone that belonged to Syed Farook, one of the shooters in a December 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California that left 14 dead and 22 injured.
Cook explained the decision in an open letter published last week.
“The government is asking Apple to hack our own users and undermine decades of security advancements that protect our customers,” Cook wrote.
The Justice Department, which includes the FBI, has argued that its request “presents no danger for any other phone,” and says that Apple is resisting out of “concern for its business model and public brand marketing strategy.”