On Encryption Backdoors

Earlier today a letter was sent to  President Obama written by a coalition of security advocates, cryptologists, and tech companies urging him not to allow any encryption backdoors.  Both consumers and tech companies have been ramping up encryption in response to documents leaked by Edward Snowden exposing NSA surveillance. 

This is a rare instance where profit, security, and the public interest are in unison.  I'm curious to see how the U.S. Government will respond to such a massive coalition.  It's important to note that regardless of what President Obama's opinion is on the matter, ultimately, it's Congress that has the power to either withhold or overturn laws requiring encryption backdoors.