TECH: Basically Every Single Presidential Candidate Is Totally Clueless As To What’s At Stake In The Apple / FBI Fight, by Mike Masnick. There is no middle position — it’s an either/or thing.
[T]he thing that they don’t get is that the “nerd problem” here is: How can you make a security vulnerability that only can be used by the good guys? That’s impossible. Creating a security vulnerability opens things up to the bad guys. Period.
And, of course, neither of those answers tackle the actual issue at stake, which is to what level the US government can force a company to hack its own customers and undermine its own systems’ security.