Snowden exposed the glaring issues in domestic security. He was a contractor who not only had access to data he shouldn't have, but he handed vindication to all the super paranoid people around the world, and that made him a media icon.
The real question is... if they aren't using the information against you, why exactly does it matter? Have they silenced your freedom of speech? Or exposed your search results to an employer? THEY HAVEN'T?!
I'm a geek, but I also consider myself a logical, red blooded American. Here are the facts. Uncle same has been monitoring our communications for decades. Look up carnivore and omnivore. So now they are getting Internet meta data. Surprised!?
WHY does it matter if they have your information? The only reason you have for " privacy" is if you are a criminal. Period. Or are you afraid that your coworkers will find out that you are taping up rodents and inserting them anally?
The need for privacy is an age old social stigma that grew out of the church decrying things like sexuality, freedom of speech, freedom of thought. A taboo that does nothing but protect those who are easily offended while stigmatizing people because they like to be different. There is nothing positive and nothing to gain by living like this. If anything it is stunting our social evolution.
All you privacy nuts live in a more and more open world every day. If you want to live your life behind closed doors scared of what other people think of you... Go ahead. I enjoy my life.