Microsoft Bitlocker and Apple FileVault are the two most popular forms of disk encryption used. I'm pretty sure the NSA can access any Bitlocker drive. Without question they can access FileVault if you uploaded your key to Apple for safe keeping.
Wiretapping, as legally defined, requires that someone listen to a conversation.
They routinely record conversations. The crimes have been committed whether they get around to listening to those recordings or not.
UPDATE: July-17-2013. http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/16/politics/zimmerman-holder/index.html
I told you so. (again)
The whole idea of "secret courts" is, in and of itself, ludicrous.
The NSA's sniffing is legally comparable to a police dragnet checking door-to-door for a suspect
Nope. It's billions of counts of illegal wiretapping against people who are not suspects. That's why it's a crime.
Give everyone else around you a banana. Just don't eat one yourself. Problem solved.
Ditto. I though Gorilla glass was rated on the hardness scale as being between 7 and 9. Apparently it has the same hardness as sapphire. While a grain of sand is enough to scratch it, I didn't think brass keys could. So where in the hell are all these scratches coming from. There not noticeable unless I look for them with the screen turned off. And when I find them, I can fell them with my fingernail along the groove.
Bringing computers into the home won't change either one, but may revitalize the corner saloon.