Say what you want about Edward Snowden but the man definitely has put a spotlight on government spying, which was probably his plan all along. While I may disagree with how he approached it, and where he has sought refuge, his actions do bring up a lot of valid concerns. How much spying is too much? When it comes down to it, I believe our government does have our best interests in mind (for the most part) but at what cost? Snowden also raises another concern. If he went through the proper channels, would he have ever been heard?
In any event, the NSA spying is definitely out in the open now. Recently, Mark Zuckerberg called President Obama (I found it a bit surprising that he could pick up the phone and dial the President) to express his frustration about the lack of privacy on the internet, namely the NSA surveillance methods. It should be noted that companies like Facebook and Google have the most to lose if users do not feel that their information is secure. Additional information can be found in the Forbes article found here.