Lately I’ve been hearing some gubmint hate against Google and Apple for giving their phones reasonably reliable self-destruct options and miscellaneous encryption.
Hate to break it to y’all, but the high-grade encryption genie is out of the bottle. Some of the options are even free.
Google and Apple are merely offering accessibility of some modest degree of security such that if you happen to have your phone stolen your entire financial and/or personal life isn’t ruined.
I’m not exactly Mr. Privacy here, but the cost benefit analysis of forcing companies to give law enforcement back-doors is pretty poor. Truly dangerous criminals will easily circumvent any back-door policy with readily available software.