Curse the judges that handed down the verdict and the laws that allowed the company to prevail, but currently there is nothing that prevents a company from doing the same again and again.
I once learned that Democracy is a measure of how easy it is to remove someone from power. If it requires a bloodshed, you live in a tyranny. If it requires some violent pressure on someone, it's not as bad, and if all it takes is a public statement of wishing someone else in power, you are pretty close to a full democracy. Elections in this case are just a means to an end, a way to formulate a public statement. A referendum would be another way. As it seems from the study, it's nearly impossible to remove someone in power via a public statement, because the amount of money to bend the public statement in your favor is so exceptionally large, that only some elites can afford it.
If there are any new tactics at the KGB and the chinese Zhong Chan Er Bu, they surely will not tell the papers you are reading. And if any american intelligence agency detects new tactics of foreign spy agencies, they won't put out a press release either. So we have wild guesses in the news papers you read, and nothing else.
What we have is the former head of the NSA excusing before Germany for completely misunderstanding the german sensibilities when it comes to complete surveillance of everyone. We have about every intelligence agency running to their respective government to demand more money, and we have the intelligence agencies of Brazil and Germany begging for pardon for being that inept.