I think we've hit a worrying point in general to be honest. Governments around the world have realised the web is a great way to spy on their citizens for no apparent reason other than being power hungry and when someone like Snowden breaks the silence over it all and reveals just what they've been doing, they then try and cover it up saying it's to protect national security and our armed forces etc. I think it's a load of b*ll*x if you ask me. What do they mean by 'national security' ? - Presumably themselves at the top and their interests not those of the rest of us.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!