One thing the government has not leaned. They cannot save their face and ass at the same time. After decades of lying to the people about why we went to war or been told to give up our own rights does not work anymore. The internet gave birth to the rise of citizen Journalism. The government has been desperate to try to silence and shut down free speech. They are desperate to hold onto power using anything to save their own ass at all cost.
The government now is trying to send out a chilling effect saying we collect all emails. They monitor phone calls. They have certain keywords that flags communications for analysis. They are saying they need no search warrant from a judge or the Bill of Rights do not apply. The truth is the NSA does not have the manpower and time to go through all the data. Still they want to scare people to not speak out against the tyranny.
We have a paranoid government that know the people are waking up. I believe people are tired of feeling scared and now turned to anger. The people realized the NSA has not stopped one terrorist attack like the TSA never arrested one terrorist. Instead of keeping an eye on real threats of real national security. They are listening to average American people conversations dissenting against Government policy.