I keep reading news like this every week. Since you are an internet and technological giant, it seems like you guys are mentioned in every single article. This is very disappointing and quite scary. I want to use your services as they are very innovative, practical and fun. But, as I hear more of these stories, the more I want to abandon it all.
It makes me very sad that the NSA has its nose in your software and your services as it increases people's distrust in technology and in your awesome products. Are we eventually going to reach a point where we can't even do anything without them knowing?
I don't have anything to hide but, dear God, can't I have a little privacy? This has turned outright Orwellian and I fear for our future where we are going to be under 24h surveillance by the state over the devices we own, like the telescreens in 1984. It's even worse as we carry these devices everywhere with us!
This has gotten out of hand and I think that, as the world leaders in internet services and next-gen technology, you have a duty to address this problem with the the government, not only to save face, but also in the name of freedom and democracy and the values for which the United States of America stands.
I believe a lot of people, like myself, look up to you to use your popularity and influence to address this problem.