You are correct:) what many people do not understand is that way back when Ma Bell had her land lines going the software to pick out key words and zero in on those conversations already existed. That has been in place way before the mid 70s. Much of what we are seeing now is just because information is so much more available and accessible to the average person. Something happens now days, it gets posted on YouTube and next thing you know it has 1 million hits. I work in networking and am presently working toward security certs in Cisco, so when you see many of these articles sometimes you just have to shake your head because at the end of the day no matter what internet/intranet.....someone somewhere can view what is being transmitted. The main thing to remember is that 99% of us will never be on a watch list and to fixate on things like this will only lead to insecurity and paranoia.