It may be more the developers starting to cover their asses in anticipation of possible legal exposure now that the tide is slowly turning and the general public is getting fed up with data gathering and surreptitious spying.
The PBS Frontline program will be airing a two part show this week called The United States of Secrets
that explores how 9/11 gave some elements in government carte blanch
to "do whatever is necessary" to protect Americans - even if that meant turning their nation into a police surveillance state. This is bound to raise awareness and trigger a genuine
discussion some people in government (and business) would rather not see this nation have.