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Short answer,

you no longer have a "Government" as such, just a figure head that works for special interest groups.
If everyone did as they should, we would live in Utopia.
Many people and press have spoken up about Government spy programs, the collection center in Utah, the dangers of "smart" gadgets, computerised cars etc, etc for a long time. The Washington Post reported on this in 2009.
When you start digging at the people, foundations and funding behind Greenwald and Poitras, a different picture starts to emerge, one that doesn't "sit" quite right.
I have an uneasy feeling that Edward Snowden has been shockingly manipulated, spat out, and hung out to dry.