One of the supposed strengths of Skype and other P2P platforms is their encryption, making it harder for prying ears to listen in.
Slashdot begs the question today, via a News.com account, if pending efforts by the FBI under CALEA will basically do away with the idea of software like that, and more importantly what the next step needs to be.
My view is those who have nothing to fear shouldn't care. I mean, if you're not doing anything wrong, what's the rub if the government has the ability to listen in on the bad guys? While I support the NRA's view on the right to bare arms here in the USA, I don't object to the ATF (or whatever they are called now) being able to restrict what type of guns people can own. I mean, does one really need an AK-47 or an Uzi to hunt with? Only if the kind of hunting is the human kind.....The same applies to encryption in my book.