The Obama administration is drafting legislation that will see all
internet providers and other online communication services, including
email clients and social networks, be forced to allow the intelligence
agencies unfettered backdoor access.
“Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that
enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like
BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that
allows direct “peer to peer” messaging like Skype — to be technically
capable of complying if served with a wiretap order.” The New York Times reports.