It’s their excuse to establish precedent and permanent backdoors for themselves so they can illegally spy on anyone’s data whenever they please. They’re shamelessly using a horrible tragedy to get themselves more power.
Like the NSA, they believe that they’re above the law, and the federal government and courts have confirmed that they indeed are. They couldn’t care less that they’re weakening our encryption for others to break as well — they consider that an acceptable casualty. They believe they own us, our property, and our data, all the time.
I commend Apple for standing up to this, but unfortunately, I suspect they’re eventually going to lose. I’d love to be proven wrong, but nobody in the government is protecting our rights anymore, and Americans simply just don’t care enough to compel them to.
Prove me wrong, America.