Intelligence Court Rules Wiretapping Power Legal

NYT:

A federal intelligence court, in a rare public opinion, issued a major ruling validating the power of the president and Congress to wiretap international phone calls and intercept e-mail messages without a specific court order, even when Americans’ private communications may be involved.

This may seem like bad news if you are a tinfoil hat wearing privacy rights advocate, or good news if you are a tinfoil hat wearing privacy rights advocate AND cryptography lover, like me?