Apple to Judge: Drop Dead!

Or as David Burge summed up the issue on Twitter:

Would a government-mandated backdoor into every iOS and Android device be of help in the War on Terror? Almost certainly. But we'd also be giving unprecedented snooping power to a government which can no longer be trusted with simple matters like approving tax-exempt status for grassroots organizations in a non-partisan matter.

Perhaps civil libertarians would be less worried about handing Washington the keys to everyone's personal data, 24/7, if Washington seemed at all worthy of the trust and responsibility required to carry those keys.