Re: If you've nothing to hide, you've nothing to fear.
If you truly have nothing to hide, why are you posting as an Anonymous Coward or are you just trolling?
Otherwise, you sir are the problem. Learn history. It all starts with an erosion of civil liberties, government tracking all manner of information about the people and before you know it what starts out innocently becomes a fascist state determined to, oooh, let me think... how about: invade Europe and factory-murder anybody who isn't of the master race, has an inconvenient ethnic background or to their minds not of the correct sexuality.
As for our "friends in Syria" - you're much more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident.