The depth of public private partnerships, the numbers of new staff cleared, the size and speed of long term data storage for all domestic and international data is now understood. The lack of any domestic legal protections, the understanding of parallel construction and state or city level cell and call tracking, long term call databases for domestic use. Private sector help with consumer phones, the tame OS brands, tame telcos, tame international staff willing to help, tame crypto staff willing to give their political leaders calls to other nations for free. Tame govs willing to give all their nations telco data, banking and other trade data to a list of other nations.
Tame academics teach the same old crypto, tame developers offer software and networking solutions at great cost from the same tame teams.
The press understands that they are been watched and how. People have a better understanding of terms like VPN, the origins of and funding for onion routing, XKeyscore, Five Eyes databases, collecting wholesale information and the limited powers local political leaders have to protect their own citizens once fully committed to global collection networks.
Signals intelligence has become the big project, with political access and budgets. Its like ENIGMA 2.0 but that still needs all communications to go via ENIGMA or related radio systems.
The amount of data gathered gets difficult, the ability to not use digital networks or load up on long term disinformation becomes interesting too :)