This is the worst kind of Big Brother bullshit:

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 mandate would include being able to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages.

Essentially they want a “backdoor” into every online service in the world. It’s not complicated, folks: If there’s a door, anyone who really wants to will get through it. Criminals and the government and wherever the twain shall meet.