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The Whiteboard: Why Apple gives in to a pop diva, but not the FBI (access required)

David Taylor is president of Lancaster-based Taylor Brand Group. - (Photo / Submitted)

Deep inside Apple headquarters, CEO Tim Cook is approached by his assistant. “You have two calls holding,” she says. “The first one is the FBI.” Cooke doesn’t look up from his iPad. “Tell them I’m busy,” he replies. “Okay,” she says, “The other call is Taylor Swift.” Cook shifts in his chair, “Uh-oh, did she sound mad?”

Deep inside Apple headquarters, CEO Tim Cook is approached by his assistant. “You have two calls holding,” she says. “The first one is the FBI.” Cooke doesn’t look up from his iPad. “Tell them I’m busy,” he replies. “Okay,” she says, “The other call is Taylor Swift.” Cook shifts in his chair, “Uh-oh, did she sound mad?”

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