While I don't disagree with what you're saying about big corps using, through TOS, our private data and selling products back to us, I do have some questions about your alternative list of services. In the same NSA referenced documents you used to illustrate your point about Facebook servers, Skype was also a huge NSA utility to gather personal information. In fact, its been discovered that Skype will actually follow links that are posted in private chats, and attempt to access resources at either end for the sole purposes of collecting data.
Perhaps you should list some private chat services or networks that enforce strong encryption, perfect forward secrecy, and or even P.I.E (Pre-internet encryption). At the end of the day, they still have loopholes, back doors, and alternative methods to get your data, but at least they're working for it.
Google Now listens for keywords constantly. They're also selling you stuff. You should probably remove your entire online existence with them too, to be safe.
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