Are we no longer the 8th largest economy in the world? Did the grapes in Napa Valley dry up? Is Humboldt no longer producing the best weed in the US? Did all our farmlands get transported to another state? Did Silicon Valley experience an eternal DDOS attack?
You need to encrypt everything now if you want any privacy. If you want to say thanks, thank the government for being such sleezeballs that we soon will all be tech geniuses cable of encrypting everything from cellphone signals, to muffin recipes on our hard drives.