I've written a good deal about our shrinking privacy, and the Fourth Amendment in the past in connection with the internet and the NSA.
The latest comes in the form of an Executive Order, thus bypassing the up or down vote of the Congress, and will be added to the timelines of the most significant expansions of domestic surveillance in the modern era.
E.O. 12333 further erodes the barriers of between law enforcement surveillance and NSA spying. With access to the NSA’s intercepts, law enforcement could search Americans’ private information for evidence of criminality without going to a judge — a loophole privacy activists have called the “backdoor search loophole' - which is the inclusion of incidental data collected by the NSA and sharing it with law enforcement agencies.
You can read E.O. 12333 for yourselves here: https://icontherecord.tumblr.com/post/155766682978/fact-sheet-on-eo-12333-raw-sigint-availability . Superficially, everything seems to protect the rights of the citizen, but that ignores the past history of illegal acts by the NSA, and presumes they are now compliant with law: Just as we presumed that before the evidence they violated those laws.
Moreover, law enforcement's warrant requests have sky rocketed in the past ten years. Now? No need for those warrants, they just fill out a form and send it in. They don't risk a judge telling them "No, that's a fishing expedition." And that's outrageous.
Honestly, I care a great deal about the surveillance state we've become. The response, "Well, I'm honest so they can snoop my emails and phone calls as much as they want and it doesn't bother me." just doesn't cut it. Those rights to privacy are there for a very good reason. They keep us free. "Unreasonable" search and seizure means just that. Unreasonable means unreasonable and the Constitution says to the government, "No. You have to prove reasonable suspicion of wrong doing to a judge before you have a right to look/seize anything." That is supposed to keep them honest, and provides the citizen recourse: The right to demand to see the basis for the request to search/seize. If you wish to surrender that right for yourself, fine. You do not have the right to refuse it for me, as well.
I suggest you contact your Congressional representatives and demand they protect your (and their) privacy.