You know what really bugs me about this?
There was a case back in 2010, Robbins v. Lower Merion School District, which put this exact issue in the spotlight. That case involved webcams on school-issued Macbooks being used to spy on students and prompted Senator Arlen Specter to propose legislation that would limit the Government's ability to use components on devices for surveillance purposes.
To me, that old case and Senator Specter's subsequent effort to enact legislation are quite analogous to the topic of the article I've linked below.
Senator Specter passed away in 2012 and any attention or progress regarding this issue apparently died with him.
Given that School-issued Macbooks were involved, Apple had 6 years to do something, even contribute to Senator Specter's proposal in some way. The American public had 6 years to forward the issue in some way. The government had 6 years to do something, ANYTHING.
Everybody did absolutely nothing.