Big surprise there. The CIA owned the sole provider of encryption technology for decades. It’s called spying and they do it (did it) very well. Tom Ironsides mentioned something about this a few meetings ago.
Things are changing, with the Chinese poised to start doing the mass listening. That might be better for average Americans, as the Chinese, even with they hear your private conservations, etc., won’t be in much of a position to do anything about it other than target you with ads.