"These companies are trying to build products that people want to use," said Carl Howe, a mobility analyst with 451 Research in Boston. "They want to provide that feeling of privacy. Otherwise, people won't use them."
BS. They are capitalizing on bad actors (NSA spying, hackers publishing nude pics) for the purpose of profit. They could care less about what the people want. Nothing wrong with profit. Just don't act so canctimonious about.