That is because he provided HARD EVIDENCE. Power-point slides that explain the scope of the program. [...] The slides clearly show what is currently existing within the scope of the system and what is forecast for the future.
So, apparently some things are not yet adding up about the conclusions drawn from those PowerPoint slides:
I don't know. I assumed they were already doing this (almost all, slightly more, or slightly less) for at least the past ten years. I'm not keen about the civilization necessarily requiring a real, actual surveillance state, if that's what we indeed have. Finally, I don't know what to think about Snowden, and don't really care to jump to conclusions about that, either.
Here's some more I had been looking at: