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"What was so sad was, it was barely discernible."
A) no one who has sufficient security clearance to actually know what is being monitored and how is going to say word one to the press, and
B) the Obama administration has authorized lying about the existence of relevant documents in FOIA requests
C) the referenced Privacy Compliance Review was constructed in an entirely self-serving fashion (you don't ask the Fox to construct his own "Hen House Access Review.")
I think it is early to be very sanquine about what the Federal government is or is not monitoring.
Understand that the technologies involved go way behind "what you and I would do simply by firing up our browsers."
There is on-going research into expert systems that parse through large amounts of freely-available information to draw inferences and create associations about user behavior on the internet. This is stuff that you can't do unless you have several racks of distributed systems in your rec room. The individual info is innocuous, but the big picture that they're able to build from it is Orwellian. Check out Narus, Inc., for an example.
Was Ernest Borgnine's face ever pretty? Or Edward G. Robinson's? Bogart was actually a pretty darn ugly guy, and if John Wayne was handsome, it was due to a certain craggy manliness, not classic good looks. I smile every time I see Rourke's face, because it reminds me that he could pick up half the current generation's crop of pretty boys and beat the other half to death with them.
ETA: And if the thought of listening to Shia LeBeouf scream "Oh, God! Please! Stop! Put me down!" while Mark Ruffalo screams "Oh, God! Please! Stop beating me with Shia LeBeouf!" doesn't make you giggle a little, you're probably a racist.