I was reading the “Why does the FBI need Apple to crack into the San Bernadino shooters’ phones?” thread in GQ and wanted to respond with what’s below, but then realized it should be a thread of its own and isn’t a question of fact, but a question of opinion.
The FBI wants Apple to help them decrypt the iPhone of a dead terrorist. That doesn’t seem so bad.
The problem is, that this would pretty much set the precedent that companies have to engineer their products such that the government always has a way in.
Is that what we want?
Should the government always have a way to read all your secrets?
If yes, then why all the other protections that limit the government’s reach so criminals get to stay out of jail?