"Yikes. So, even if you set up a secure communication system, this judge says that you have to let the feds wiretap it."
That sounds reasonable to me. The government does need the right to wire tap potential criminals and threats to the US. What's not reasonable is them doing so without a warrant. That's where the checks and balances are. That's what's wrong with what the NSA is doing.
If law enforcement can show probably cause, they should be allowed to wiretap a "target".
What's scary about this case is that the Judge just let them wiretap 400k people for which they don't have warrants for.