I'm sorry, +Yehuda Katz, but both of these stories are equally extremely concerning. The Verizon story is extremely concerning to Americans, while the prism story is extremely concerning to everyone else using those highly popular services. You know, the rest of the freaking world.
Both of them together draw a picture of a political system that is very antagonistic to everyone in the world. We, the non-Americans, don't have a say in changing it though. That is worse.