When I was young I found out that asking questions changes reality. At that time I started wondering what people could do to each other. By asking the question I changed the playing field.
Something similar seems to be going on in the field of privacy. The more you try to protect yourself the more NSA starts tracking you, it appears. “Merely searching the web for the privacy-enhancing software tools outlined in the XKeyscore rules causes the NSA to mark and track the IP address of the person doing the search.” “Among the NSA’s targets is the Tor network …” “The XKeyscore rules reveal that the NSA tracks all connections to a server that hosts part of an anonymous email service at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It also records details about visits to a popular internet journal for Linux operating system users called “the Linux Journal – the Original Magazine of the Linux Community”, and calls it an “extremist forum”.” And: “There’s also a good chance you’ve been tagged for simply reading news articles about these services published by Wired and other sites.”
Thanks to @arjenpdevries