With great presence, Edward Snowden speaks of the lack of privacy. Here you can watch his television remarks, via the NEW YORK POST.
However, I have a hunch we were all more transparent than we assume. The neighborhoods we lived in, the car we drove, the person we married, word choice, our body language, facial gestures and friends disclosed plenty of information. Socialized to be polite, that is non-intrusive, most people never tipped us off how much more they knew about us than we consciously shared. And, the law always had the power to retrieve my email. Those were exhibits when I was interrogated in discovery in regard to a trial I had blogged. And, it was public record what I had paid for real estate.
So, I have little beef that, because of my Internet and credit-card habits, marketers picked up that I am old, fat, single. Through email, snail mail and the phone I receive an infinite amount of pitches for products and services related to those characteristics.
Is the government listening in on my phone calls? Maybe the powers that be can provide tips on how I can present myself better in selling and in negotiating terms and conditions with clients. Like most rational human beings, if I were planning what was illegal or even anti-social I sure wouldn't transmit that over an iPhone.
Privacy may be an issue for others. In the hierarchy of causes I champion, that's low.