The only real scandal is that Obama excoriated Bush for doing all of these 'violations of privacy'. The reality is that he has done more drone strikes and more ease-dropping than Bush ever did. But there's no penalty for lying to the electorate!
By the way - IMO there is no violation of anyone's privacy. Billions of calls, texts and emails cannot be read or listened to - believe me, your life is not that interesting!
Phone & internet companies have used this same meta-data for decades to prevent intrusions and fraud on their networks - they even use the info to sell you things.
Why would you object to that same information being analyzed by software systems to catch terrorists, drug dealers and human traffickers?