Hi +Violet Blue,
When I read H.R.3523, I understand that 'they' are just setting out protocol for Government Contracts between Entities (such as Facebook etc.) and a Government Contracted Security Firm (one that would protect the interests of the US and of Facebook etc.).
In the end the Bill just becomes another means to help companies monetize big-data and to help the Shareholder.
In terms of 'privacy', I think the 'normal user' (such as all of us) would have nothing to fear given that the intent of the Bill is to protect the 'normal user', the US Government and the Entity (Facebook etc.) against a 'serious threat' (unsure what this might be) by sharing data that might be somehow 'useful' to 'Intelligence Community Elements' who have contracted with the Government and Private Sector in an effort to 'protect' us. Whew.
The easiest way to defeat the 'intent' of this Bill is just to post more and more and more and let the 'Intelligence Community Elements' try to make sense of the way real people live-- in the end, they will just be bored from chasing that silly 'white rabbit', so I say, let them have my data those fools.
Given that I am just a simpleton, I've posted a link to the summary of the Bill via the Library of Congress:http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:HR03523:@@@D&summ2=m&
BTW. I love what you do, so keep up the good work and please forgive any grammatical or spelling errors that I might have made.