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China's Huawei Backs Apple Stance in Phone Unlocking Dispute

  • Consumer business head says customer privacy is the key
  • Richard Yu says he personally supports Tim Cook's ``idea''
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Huawei Backs Apple in Phone Unlocking Dispute

Huawei Technologies Co. will back Apple Inc. as it contests a U.S. government order requiring the unlocking of a terrorist’s iPhone, taking the side of the industry’s biggest names in a clash over the balance between law enforcement and consumer privacy.

China’s largest smartphone maker joined Google Inc. and other technology companies in supporting Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, who last week vowed to fight a court order compelling the company to help investigators break into the phone used by one of the shooters in a California terrorist attack.