Apple says it will allow iCloud backups to be fully encrypted

Joseph Menn writing for The Washington Post

The step is likely to draw protests from multiple governments, some of which could take legislative or court action or deny Apple access to their markets. Top law enforcement officials in the United States, Britain and other democracies have railed against strong encryption, and some have passed laws they could use to try to force companies to cooperate against their customers.

There are plenty of ways “the bad guys” can encrypt/hide their communications. Forcing companies to make their products less secure/private isn’t what democratic governments should be doing.