Apple CEO Tim Cook issued a warning in The Telegraph today about what happens whengovernments force technology companies toweaken encryption across their products and platforms.Prime Minister David Cameron has stated thattechnology companies should hand over customer communications in certain situations to assist UK intelligence agencies with criminal matters but Cook claims this wouldreduce security and expose people to cyber attacks.In an interview with The Telegraphs Allister Heath, Cook said he was "optimistic" that Home Secretary Theresa May will make the right decision on encryption."When the public gets engaged, the press gets engaged deeply, it will become clear to people what needs to occur," Cooksaid. "You can't weaken cryptography. You need to strengthen it. You need to stay ahead of the folks that want to break it."He added: "To protect people who use any products, you have to encrypt. You can just look around and see all the data breaches that are going on. These things are becoming more frequent. They can not only result in privacy breaches but also security issues. We believe very strongly in end-to-end encryption and no back doors."We dont think people want us to read their messages. We dont feel we have the right to read their emails."End-to-end encryption is technically already illegalin the UK under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)but the law is not enforced.Last week May said there was going to be no change to UK encryption laws.Join the conversation about this storyNOW WATCH: NASA is the reason airplane wings bend up at the end Click here to read full news..