Excellent article about the NSA:
It's instructive to note that the "Five Eyes" countries (US, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand) are the ones who brag the loudest about being "democratic". What a crock of shit!
This police state infrastructure may have another purpose. Some day soon will come "the great culling". The human population is too high, and there is not enough food and water to go around (i.e., not enough to support both the rich and the poor). If the powers that be decide to cull the herd, this may be how they will discover which persons to kill and how to find them.
And if you're aware of what the phrase "the singularity is near" means, this infrastructure being constructed under the guise of "national security" will hasten its coming.