If the government has its way, then it will have won the authority to turn American tech companies against their customers and, in the process, undercut decades of advances in our security and privacy.
They did the exact right thing by not complying with the order. They are exactly right that this is a very, very slippery slope. And while the FBI is attempting to be very clear that this is a one-off request, there is no chance that it is.
I didn't believe my brother when he said, "Welcome to the world of never being not connected" to me when I got my first phone, but that is exactly the world where we live today. Now excuse me while I go change all of my passwords.