" Targeting supposed terrorists or even spying on another Governments is one thing and it is perfectly understandable"
Truly, is it? Have people ever reached the conclusion that hey, maybe no spying is ever ok? Government, terrorism, none of it is ever acceptable. Mostly because none of it is going to follow the actual defined versions. Government is going to target every government employee, civilian or otherwise. Every person on the planet is considered a terrorist because they have opinions and terrorists have opinions.
So no, not any spying is understandable - and we have ourselves solely to blame.
Something something sony case about restricting linux.
Are we looking at a hilariously large class action against DVDCCA/AACS about how you owned it when you bought it, but not now? Because if I can't even own the DVD of a movie I buy then it's sure as hell not worth even the $5 in the bargain bin.
Uh, you remember how NIST is the group that has been compromised by the NSA on a multitude of levels?
I wouldn't rely on NIST any more than I'd suggest relying on what NIST represents, such as FIPS - which happens to be mandated on every machine and is basically an imaginary wishlist of "your machines/processes are secure!"
Aha, indeed. Just like how they "can't" label you a suspect for witnessing a crime.
I think the answer is obvious: don't tell the feds anything unless you have evidence yourself and deal with it privately. Which is sad, because that supports Churches in this case taking precedence in making legal decisions.