[This post motivated by a strange lack of FISAA awareness around me]
You will certainly be relieved to learn that US government agencies do not spy clandestinely on the data you entrust to Google, Facebook & co.
So stop wondering about dark conspiracies : there are none.
The bad news is that they do it legally instead. Yes – US government agencies can legally access any data stored by non-American citizens at USA-based hosting companies. No warrant required – they can basically help themselves with your data anytime they please and that is entirely legal.
Brazen, isn’t it ? It is called FISAA – for more details, take a look at this European Parliament report. And by the way, I believe that some strong reaction from the European Union has been long overdue.
The silver lining is that European hosts are making good business with everyone who won’t host their data in the USA anymore !