Stellar Wind

In episode 8 or The Newsroom, there’s a story brewing on a spy program called Global Clarity. I was alarmed to learn about a pervasive system of wire tapping that’s probably illegal. I had to stop the program and see if this was mere fiction. It isn’t. There actually is a program called Stellar Wind. However it hasn’t gotten much attention from the press or the public.
Why doesn’t this story get picked up?