Not sure why the concern on privacy has been focused on the government. There has been no mention for people on the ability of their companies, exes, and even the random stalker to snoop their online activities.
Previous companies, I've worked for had people with the capability to snoop and listen through my personal phone, see what's happening on my Windows OS, and see my online search history. I've also have experience with this with a offline groups. I like theories and ideas, so I joined a free thinking club years ago. Little did I know it was an atheist organization. I've been confronted at companies on that fact. Even though I'm no atheist, it's really scary for some people.
Explore the wrong keyword online, join the wrong group, or talk about the wrong thing and it can become big news even years later.
Why is the news so nonchalant about this aspect of normal life privacy and focuses completely on the government? It seems that people should be made more aware of the former rather than the latter.