Re: No more iPhones, check.
The general view is that encryption is good for its citizens, apart from Edmund Stoiber who still wants his "Staatstrojaner"...
I'm all for encryption and the police having to get a warrant and then installing eavesdropping software on defined devices. There is no need for back doors to encryption.
Although the stance might be changing, they announced this week that they are planning to ask service providers to provide passwords upon request - that is another numpty suggestion, as they don't have the passwords, just the hashes, if they are doing it right.