Certainly much fodder for late night TV. Yes, the irony that companies who collect private data to make a buck are chastizing the government who collects private data to protect us from harm. Apple, Google and Microsoft just managed to fall below the Congress in approval ratings. What a bunch of bozos. Disgust is what I feel about the 'Cloud'.
This raises a huge question of the ethics of drone use.
Back in a 2008 Democratic Primary Debate, Obama and Clinton both said they would iuse drone attacks to take out a known terrorist even if innocent lives might be lost. Dennis Kucinich said he did not believe such a policy was in line with American values. He got my vote that day, but not the election.
BTW I am not a total curmudgeon. I did sign a petition from the Center for Democracy & Technology seeking a formal response from the Obama Administration on reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
I encourage you to check out their petition drive here: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reform-ecpa-tell-government-get-warrant/nq258dxk