Another attempt at full-view backdoor access to cellphones by the Feds...solely for the purpose of buttressing criminal cases without having to reveal other ahh, less than legal means.http://anonhq.com/we-just-found-out-the-real-reason-the-fbi-wants-a-backdoor-into-the-iphone/
Pretty illustrative of their lust for control eh? This is more about bullying a provate company into being a vassal of Big Govt as much as anything. With more willing accomplices it makes the work of Big Govt going about oppressing and controlling every soul from craddle to grave that much easier.
And I reviewed the legal opinions here, the Wiki breakdown of the All Writs Act and the US vs NYTC looks accurate...
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in United States v. New York Telephone Co. 434 U.S. 159 (1977) that the act provided authority for a U.S. District Court to order a telephone company to assist law enforcement officials in installing a device on a rotary phone in order to track the phone numbers dialed on that phone, which was reasonably believed to be used in furtherance of criminal activity. The court established a three-factor test for writs issued under the All Writs Act: the party ordered to perform an action cannot be too far removed from the case, the government's request cannot impose an undue burden on that party, and the party's assistance is necessary.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Writs_Act
To my understanding I would like to see how the Feds request is not imposing an undue burden on any company the Feds are bullying into compliance, how improperly compromised citizen information is not potentially and seriously damaging to an individual first and to a companies image and net worth secondarily when they get their ass hauled into court. I would also like to see that last point about the party's assistance being necessary nailed down. Necessary to who, the State? It is not a citizens problem, nor a problem of the court if the Federal government wants to avoid having to disclose its NADA/Patriot Act anything-goes hoovering license...and neither should they or any private entity be compelled to assist them in avoiding unpleasant questions! If FedGov is only truly targeting foreign inspired criminal elements...go the fricken FISA Court route and leave us citizens the eff alone!