Don't worry about the FBI. What you should be concerned about is Google, which by my estimation is really just a business front for the NSA in its quest to 'know all'. Think about it: Google will happily and for free store or provide you services for:
- Email (gmail)
- Videos (YouTube)
- Files (Google Drive or whatever its called now)
- Audio communications (Google Voice)
- Photos (Picasa Web Albums)
- Friendship communications (Orkut and Buzz)
- Personal documents like spreadsheets, etc (Open Office)
- etc etc.
Of course one of the fine print actions that Google 'will do for you' is to mine the contents of whatever you entrust to them. They say that they are looking for information in order to create metadata in order to advertise to you, but no doubt they also are looking for activities, intentions and content that is either a threat (terrorism), subversive (damn commies) or illegal (child porn, etc.)
You might not think that 'Do no evil' Google is really the bad NSA, but this is similar to how they've operated in the past when they want to accomplish something very public in a non public manner. Recall their deal with Howard Huges in the 1970s to recover a soviet sub from the bottom of the ocean under the guise of operating a new mineral mining method.
If you look at the reported income for Google this is also suspicious. These revenue numbers are HUGE and when you evaluate it there needs to be a LOT of people clicking on paid ads or purchasing Google search appliances, etc. My own research indicates that the majority of people I've asked don't click the ads that often, leading the question of where is this nation of ad-clickers anyways? Perhaps it is just a way to launder, er feed money into an organization that is of immense intelligence value but simply doesn't have a true revenue model that provides the income that they claim.
I'd love to be wrong, so please show me how I could be so fooled by my suspicions.