Privacy is a false argument and has been for some time. Your insurance company and the credit bureaus have more on you than the feds do and you can do nothing about it. I would rather be secure knowing that the feds were looking over my shoulder and keeping me safe. I have nothing to hide, and in times of war, these steps are necessary.
"If you have done nothing wrong, comrade, you have nothing to fear." - Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria, 1899 - 1953
I grow concerned when our political principles make us sound like such a one as Beria.