- Two important principles are clashing in Apple vs. FBI dispute, Peter Bergen says
- But the tech companies have the winning argument, he says
- Bergen: If tech firms leave room for government to snoop, others can exploit that "back door"
Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of the new book "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists."
(CNN)It's a dispute that pits two important principles against each other. It's about the right of the U.S. government to investigate thoroughly the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11 versus the right of the most valuable (and iconic) American company to go about its business without the same U.S. government undercutting the key promise it makes consumers -- that their most private communications are kept safely under lock and key.