24. There is nothing in the article that says they are using this capability on American citizens.
If you don't think the U.S. should spy on anyone, that's a valid opinion but not one that won't be shared by many.
They never ask supply this basic question: is what the NSA doing in this instance illegal? Most likely it isn't but why would a good journalist not at least throw that question out for our consideration? They don't want us to think about that for ourselves.