Why not just not use the Internet at all since any website can be compromised in ways other than ads?
Also, so called intelligence didn't stop France attacks
That's armchair quarterbacking, 20/20 hindsight is always easy. What you do with what you know can be more important than the knowledge itself.
While I understand the false assumption GP is making, what attacks have the monitoring prevented? I'm honestly asking.
You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.