NSA scandal: the bigger picture

I went through my bookmarks and pulled out a handful of articles and intervews that look at the bigger picture of the NSA scandal, asking “What does it all mean?”. Here are the links:

Essay by Evgeny Morozov: “The Price of Hypocrisy”

Interview with Juli Zeh: “Ein observierter Mensch ist nicht frei” (German)

Interview with Ulrich Beck: “Digitaler Weltstaat oder digitaler Humanismus?” (German)

Blog post in the Economist: “America against democracy”