Jacob Appelbaum is one of the leading US computer security activists and, along with Laura Poitras, a confidant of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. DW spoke to Appelbaum about the NSA and living in exile.
Republican Rep. Frank James Sensenbrenner is the leading voice in US Congress to push for strict NSA legislation and has authored the Freedom Act, which aims to end bulk data gathering.
Michael Hayden, a former director of the NSA, CIA and US national intelligence, tells DW he sees German anger at US spying as genuine and says the NSA shouldn't have got caught tapping Chancellor Merkel's phone.
Former NSA technical director William Binney tells DW that revelations by Edward Snowden do not reveal the full extent of NSA surveillance. He also explains why he is hopeful that Congress will finally act.
Best-selling novelist and former CIA operative Barry Eisler tells DW why listening in on Chancellor Merkel’s phone is counterproductive and why he isn’t very optimistic about intelligence reforms.
Instead of paying for a new, largely untested missile system, Berlin should simply stick with the proven Patriot system, writes John Hulsman. Not only does this make financial sense, it’s the way of the future.