The Verizon phone taps, to Yahoo, Google, Skype, and more all owned by the US Government. These were things suspected by many (thanks to WikiLeaks), and now confirmed by the intentional whistle-blowing leak from the NSA. The man who told on his criminally misbehaving government? A 29 year old who didn’t want to live in such a fake society that says it’s all about protection of civil liberty, while violating that trust as a fact of daily business.
Remember there were illegal attacks on WikiLeaks’ infrastructure, with the top suspect being the US State Department.
Note that you should be following everyone on Twitter listed here, if you aren’t already (and use Twitter). (At least with Twitter, you understand already that your postings are all public broadcasts and thus subject to monitoring.)