Tim Cook is the current chief executive officer at Apple, the largest publicly traded company on earth. As successor to the legendary Steve Jobs, Cook has become a political icon for his activism support gay rights as well as privacy and strong encryption.

Here are the other iPhone-unlocking cases that Apple is fighting
The FBI this is just about one phone. That might not turn out to be true.
Here’s what you need to know about Apple’s fight with the FBI
If you think this one is simple, think again.
Most Americans back FBI over Apple in iPhone unlocking fight
Apple may not have as much luck with its argument as it had hoped.
Former top government lawyer explains why he’s helping Apple fight the FBI
'The law does not require Apple to do what the FBI is asking so far.'
Minorities and women largely shut out of encryption debate
Minorities bear the brunt of surveillance, but the debate is almost entirely white.
How Tim Cook became a general in the new Crypto War
Is Tim Cook a pure warrior in the fight over encryption, or just trying to make a buck?
The 1789 law the U.S. is using to force Apple to break the iPhone’s security
An 18th century law is being used to solve a 21st century problem.
Tim Cook vows to fight order forcing Apple to help FBI access encrypted iPhone
The order, Cook wrote, 'has implications far beyond the legal case at hand.'
Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a horrible, blurry photo and the Internet won’t let him forget it
The Apple CEO's smartphone had a rough time capturing the moment.
French Secretary of State says encryption backdoors are ‘not the right solution’
'With a backdoor, personal data is not protected at all,' Lemaire said.
Tim Cook email addresses racial profiling incident at Apple Store
'It is not a message we would ever want to deliver to a customer or hear ourselves.'
U.N. privacy watchdog, Apple CEO slam new U.K. spy powers
The U.N. is stepping up its oversight of government surveillance, and its privacy monitor hates what he sees.