notarobot says... "Has anyone been harmed by this spying?" "No one that we're aware of." Then what's the harm in being up front with voters? Google/FB/Yahoo etc... are companies/services that are used by lots of people outside America. This program is effectively gathering information on a billion people (at least) and possibly better than any spy agency could do on their own. In a way it's genius, evil, but genius. And creepy.