Ahaha.. that'd be a fun conversation..
Sales person > "unlock your phone so we can help you setup the app"
Buyer > "how about no."
Already happens to me a couple of times a month, I't's not fun, and neither is getting your commission docked.
I work for a Stellantis (formerly Chrysler) dealership. We are under huge pressure to sign customers up for their "connected services" trial. To the extent that, if we fail to grab their smartphone and CONFIRM they've installed the remote control app and activated it, the dealership is fined. In reality, if left on their own, only about 20% bother signing up. Three guesses why this is...
I've worked for and with Apple since 1983. My house is full of their stuff to this day. They've done some things I didn't agree with, but overall I overwhelmingly supported the company. This surveillance is 100% the opposite of everything I thought they stood for. It rolls out, and I'm done.
Most current Apple products are not really repairable. A laptop may have only three "parts" (assemblies), the components not separable from each other. Once out of AppleCare (three years) it would be cost-prohibitive to replace any of the assemblies; Once declared "obsolete" (five years) assemblies are no longer available at any cost.
The repair process these days is basically exchanging for a partially-recycled unit.
The author Robert Heinlein once proposed a society where only those who wrote such a check should be allowed to vote - having already placed their society ahead of themselves. I wonder how well THAT would play in our current political environment.
So, the police have fully embraced the the most effective/least harmful response they're capable of... is NOTHING.
This goes both ways. Even if the stuff she's posting is true, the willingness to air dirty laundry in public is unattractive at best. Even if I was a saint (few of us are) I'd avoid her like the plague.
I recall upgrading a certain model of IBM laser printer (yes, quite a while ago) from 4 to 8 pages a minute by changing one jumper. It was the only difference between models. Lower production costs (you only vary the jumper and the label on the front) but preserves your ability to charge a premium for the faster model. And sometimes the customer would pay the hefty cost of upgrading an existing printer.
They want to keep the flexibility to "go after" who they want, regardless. As my grandfather (a cop) used to say, "I can arrest anyone, anytime, and there'll be a law to support it. Depends on how much they piss me off."
In my 65 years I've never had police officers visit my property, so I suppose I'm hopelessly naive. I'd always (watching movies, etc) ASSUMED police departments were liable for any damage they caused in the course of their activities. After all, doesn't the constitution prohibit "unlawful taking?" In this case, they're depriving you of your personal property for the public purpose of apprehending someone.
I guess the teaching point is to just shoot trespassers yourself. Yes?
My late grandfather (a police officer), among the other wisdoms he offered, said "Never piss off a judge." Didn't mean much to me at eight years of age... But perhaps Richard Liebowitz should have been listening.