How does all of that snooping benefit BIG-tech, their alliances, and the authorities? Below are a few ways it can and/or does.
Pilfering (idea theft)
3rd-party information sales
Mockery (taunting adversaries)
Why is BIG-tech allowed to track and collect so much public data and use it as it pleases with little government regulation? “Google hit by antitrust probe from 50 attorneys general.” [NAAG]