Here is some food for thought. Any and ALL communications have been collected for MANY years now without our knowledge or approval.
If anyone remembers the OJ Simpson trial of 1994. When the prosecution provided evidence of his phone calls, ask yourself this. WHY were his phone calls being recorded? He wasn't under investigation at the time, so who authorized his communications to be recorded?
ALL communications of all kinds are being recorded. Phone calls, emails, text messages, they're all being gathered "In the event of...." at Government Data centers. The newest one being a massive data center in Utah.