Re: What's to be done?
I'm glad you support the right of these people to go to court to get warrants, as this is in the constitution it's legal anyway. That's not my problem.
My problem is with government overreach. Perhaps if they hadn't spent the last 200 years overstepping their own boundaries (the CIA shouldn't be operating in the US, but has been caught doing so, the NSA reading and listening to everything, and both using special 'rooms on foreign soil' to work around the legal issues). On top of that, we have seen time and time again that the government can't be trusted not to keep information out of the hands of bad people (the snowden leaks, the wikileaks, the OPM breach, the FBI breach, the IRS breaches, NSA workers using their credentials to spy on girlfriends and the like, need I go on).
So now we have the government wanting backdoors into devices in order to get access under 'warranted circumstances'. But what restrictions will be on them to make sure they are under warrants and not just because there's a suspicion? And when the backdoor is released to the world (as it will be), and all the terrorists now have access to American's information and phones, who's protecting us then?
And if American companies put in back doors, what's to stop terrorists from just using foreign phones? Or jailbreak their phone and put their own modified OS on it? Or just use encryption software on their own?