I like your post, but it’s more than security vs. security. Like rights to speech, religion, etc. its a “my rights vs. my rights” balancing test. I have a right to privacy but I also have a right to expect that the guy who kidnaps my child using a phone gets caught and convicted. “All phones should be unbreakable” is a terrible idea. “The gov’t should have a passkey to all phones” is a terrible idea. I don’t think that “Completely locked” and “Completely unlocked” are the only real-world choices. There is an answer in between. BTW, the result of excessive access to a phone is stolen data — bad. The result of excessive inability to get into a phone is that lives are lost — really, really, really bad. — David Grace

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