As a sidelight to this debate, I want to ask why is it that Apple,
of all companies, is the one taking such a strong stand on this
issue? It’s clear that Apple wants to resist the court order
because of the precedent it would set — essentially requiring
firms to break the security on their own products when
investigators demand it. But that doesn’t answer my question. Why
is Apple, specifically, fighting so hard on this?
I very much agree with Healy on this — Apple is in a unique position on this front.