I look at a lot of this from a viewpoint of precedence (IANAL)
What if they are only doing all this to fight terrorism? (which we know is false). Once terrorism is handled, they will move on to other matters to investigate.
What if they are only doing this to fight terrorism and drug trafficing? Once that subsides they'll move on to other matters.
What if they are only doing this to fight terrorism, drugs, and crimes? After that's tamed, they'll move on to other matters.
Yea, now they report findings to DEA. And they'll be finding stuff to report to IRS.
And if that doesn't keep em busy, they'll hop back to busting pokersites that allow American players. Or people exchanging music & videos. Or if an app logs us as "speeding", maybe they can automate traffic tickets there to. (remember they used tom tom data to place speed traps.)
Yeah, we all cut corners and they're going to fuck us over for whatever reason they can, sooner or later.
Sorry this wasn't well written, but it's not a rant.