"...Some politicians and defense hawks are warning that
extremists such as Osama bin Laden, who U.S. officials say is a
crypto-aficionado and the top suspect in Tuesday's attacks, enjoy
unfettered access to privacy-protecting software and hardware that
render their communications unintelligible to eavesdroppers.
In a floor speech on Thursday, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-New Hampshire)
called for a global prohibition on encryption products without
backdoors for government surveillance.
"This is something that we need international cooperation on and
we need to have movement on in order to get the information that
allows us to anticipate and prevent what occurred in New York and
in Washington," Gregg said, according to a copy of his remarks that
an aide provided."