Re: Hackers are not the only threat.
Misdirection is a valid technique in the dark arts of spying.
You feel more relaxed and let down your guard if you think they are only hacking network backbones.
Perhaps consider the fact the US Tech sector is just a PR friendly part of the US Military with spooks from other countries more interested in whats going on in your home than anything else. DO you really think Bill Gates got that knighthood just for MS Windows service to business, or perhaps its really a window into your life?
Whilst you might sense someone staring at you when out & about or from across the office, you sense nothing when that cold dark abyss of the camera in your smart phone is secretly watching your every move, whilst that microphone is recording everything you emit from your orifices.
Listening in to people when they are asleep is the best because so many people sleep talk when they dream, so you can find out what's on someone's mind, which is why the smartphone is used as an alarm clock more than any other application. Perhaps you have secret pervasion, like sticking things up your bottom? Its all recorded for future posterity.
I trust you have seen the news? https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/12/never_mind_your_the_devlelopers_maps_and_alarm_clocks_are_the_best_thing_about_mobes/
Spooks including MI5 & MI6 will play your behaviours more than you think, why do you think they have a close working relationship with escort agencies, sex and blackmail are the two oldest tricks in the book. Something Journo's know only too well, but sometimes they have to resort to drugging their targets in a bid to get them into a compromising situation which might be the "banker" that comes in handy later on in life, and with the best pharmacy in the world of legal and illegal drugs at their disposal, they can do anything they like, after all they make the rules and its all done in secret until the journo's get given a tip off so often seen with public figures including celeb's & politicians stepping out of line.
Maybe you will think twice next time you read the Daily Mail about some juicy gossip, just what is the real agenda behind the scenes?