As the ongoing feud between Apple and the FBI drags on, Paypal co-founder and Affirm CEO Max Levchin said his views about the dispute have changed.
Though Levchin first supported the government's request for Apple to help authorities unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack, he is now in favor of the tech giant.
"The reason I changed my mind is very simple. I'm a parent. I'm a patriot. I desperately want the FBI to have the information inside this phone because it will make the country safer, and I think that's just what everybody feels like in this case. I'm not alone," said Levchin on CNBC's "Squawk Alley" on Friday. "But the bigger issue is at hand and the precedent setting that I had initially didn't really understand as deeply as I do now is paramount."