How did we get used to share information with the cloud
I really liked this comic strip. As any comic, I take it as a broad generalisation with a certain level of truth behind it.
I do believe in many cases the reason to track more and more user's data has been driven more by greed and commercial opportunities rather than governmental agencies. The real problem is that big tech companies and governmental agencies have exactly the same incentives: collecting more and more user's data.
Is there a solution? Everyone wants information (not wisdom) and knowing a lot of things is a status signal. There demand, hence the supply.