This presentation delivered today at the annual Chaos Computer Club event in Germany by Jacob Appelbaum and Laura Poitras does a wonderful job of explaining why closing the door on the NSA’s etc. of the world and their spying on us is critical, and how you can do it for yourself. There ARE encryption tools we can all personally use to protect our important communications, and the tools are improving and getting easier to use by the day. And you cannot rely on the corporate solutions.
I commend this presentation to you, and if you are drawn to help fund this work, I encourage you to do so.