There are a number of stories circulating about calls from the intelligence community to backdoor encrypted communications in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks by ISIS. Some of these stories personally blame Edward Snowden for these attacks.
The desire for the powers that be to have access to all means of communications is not new. In fact, government surveillance of telecommunications without a warrant dates back to the telegraph.
One notable bit of info from these stories is that there could be some sort of ISIS help desk available 24×7 to assist with subverting American surveillance, which I think is pretty funny. It conjures to my mind the image of a young jihadist wearing a headset and being yelled at by a heavily armed cleric who is insisting that “I don’t need to turn it off and on again!” Finally there is a tech support job that must suck even more than working for doctors 🙂