They’re lying. Pretty simple.
To a tragic accident arranged by the CIA and/or Homeland Security? Snowden would never be safe here, nor would Assange or any other truth teller.
The us government has never abandoned anything that increases the oligarchy’s power or wealth.
It is either rebranded or replaced with something much worse.
This announcement should be understood as a warning that domestic spying has now intensified in a way we are probably not yet aware of.