And why not? Facebook exists to make money.
you and many others may think so. maybe you are right.
but maybe, just maybe, its all a scam and totally owned by the government as a way to get around *direct* spying on citizens.
google, MS and even apple included. to be a big player in the US, you have to follow some rules, especially the ones you will never read about or be able to point to in print.
we're in a post-snowden understanding of things; and yet there is still so much more that we don't know about the reality of our world. power brokers run up and down at all levels and to believe that this is a 'happy, shiney world' is just so last-century.
hardware vendors (intel, amd, etc) also have to play along. intel's ME crap is yet another spying tech that regular people are not allowed to know much about.
we do live in a mixed world. lots of good people who have good intentions. but equally, lots of people much like the ones who 'like to see the world burn' and that includes bad guys on 'both sides' of some imaginary line.
I don't believe for a second that the huge players have not bent over and done whatever the US government wanted, in order to have an 'easier way' to continue to make their billions and live essentially tax-free and with full protection and support of the government. such a cozy relationship. but you and I don't get to play; its only for the big corps and those in the elite groups.