The New York Times has published something useful!  This article reveals that the NSA can now target a PC even though it's not connected to the Net, and report what is being typed.
And over on The Guardian, this one tells an almost incredible story that would be funny if it were not so ominous: one Luke Harding is writing a book about Edward Snowden. As he was doing so on his laptop, the text began to delete itself, before his eyes.
There is no alternative: government has got to go.