I don't find this surprising at all, considering the source and the UK's habit of ruthlessly stomping on civil rights in the name of security. To read, "We want total and complete access whenever we wish, to your networks." And if you really want to read something frightening, look at the comments. Especially the editor picks. When you have a wide range of individuals agreeing with the premise of the article, there's something fundamentally wrong in society. And more power to those companies that are doing this. The problem with encryption until now has been ease of use. PGP was a revolution when it was released, but it's implementation was a nightmare, and only the most technically savvy of individuals were able to use it effectively. Even today, key management is a pain in the ass and prone to mismanagement and inadvertent release to unauthorized individuals. Hopefully the tech companies that are rolling out encryption will make it easier for the end user to implement. And this should be a wake up call to governments everywhere. We're tired of you snooping on our private lives and it's time to take back control of what you can and cannot do.