Via Steve "Fly" Agaric and others I learned that a civil liberties coalition is planning an online protest against government surveillance on Feb. 11. The relevant website is here; I plan to participate.
The Washington Post has just published a relevant story. The lead sentence: "An analysis of 225 terrorism cases inside the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has concluded that the bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency 'has had no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism.' "
Ted Gioia's updated NSA fact sheet. At press time, it was titled "100 Things We've Learned About the NSA."