First, the actions go back a long way as “spooks” have always wanted to be spooky, and just look at J.Edgar Hoover if you think it’s a new problem.
Second consideration, and reason not to use any “Windows” product, Microsoft has long made their system about the worse security sieve out there. Several iterations ago the government ordered us all NOT TO INSTALL their “upgraded system”, because it was open to hackers, like those at Microsoft looking to steal developers software!!
While threats from all kinds of nuts have increased, MAC OS has always been more secure, and it isn’t just because “so few” use it. Never had a virus in well over a decade of use, but can’t say the same for the servers I’ve gone to that use “Macrocrash”. They die, but I’ve avoided the infection simply by using a stronger defense, called MAC.