This is not directly related to photography, but it is an important matter. It affects us, in how much control we have about our personal data and on how we can protect it.
The New York Times has a number of good articles about the issue of privacy and government attempts to get access to it. Even though this is a legal matter based in the USA, it has an effect globally. If the FBI wins the case of forcing Apple to hack into their own device, it will create a precedent for other governments worldwide to do the same.