Tim Cook clearly stated that Apple had not been assisting NSA to develop back doors, but informed about the US government’s request of getting user data
Cook said, “Much of what has been said is not true. There is no back door. The government doesn’t have access to our servers. They would have to cart us out in a box for that, and that just will not happen. We feel that strongly about it.”
Cook said, “From my point of view, number one, we need to be significantly more transparent.” He added, “We need to say what data is being given, how many people it affects, how many accounts are affected. We need to be clear. And we have a gag order on us right now, so we can’t say those things.”
The tech giant was rumored to be involved with an NSA program, known as PRISM, where the security agency was building back doors in Apple’s product to get illegal access to the user information. Nonetheless, the Cupertino company had rejected the involvement, and revealed a statement through a message, entitled “Apple’s Commitment to Customer Privacy,” in which the tech giant defended itself.