ABC news in America reports that low level NSA analysts have access to tools that let them target whoever they like. All they need is an email address.
The problem is the lack of transparency. People who know anything are sworn to silence. I wonder how many people have suffered unwarranted surveillance by someone they know who is just nosey, who have reported it but who have not been able to talk about it because all this stuff is top secret?
The world is much more Orwellian than we imagined and when you watch the the US Government's response to people who are trying to ring an alarm bell it is even more scarey.