While increasingly invasive laws are bieng passed in the USA, the reprocussions are felt worldwide through the Internet. The has caused mass protests in the Internet including Website shutdowns, website blackouts, and DDOS Attacks.
Then cane the revaluations that National Security Agency of USA is monitoring and censoring the Internet fiber cables
Now USA is trying to pass a legislation to give NSA the legal power to do this and more. Wikia Stance on this