Citizen Lab Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire was interviewed about NSA surveillance for Zeit, Germany’s largest weekly paper.

Marquis-Boire spoke about government surveillance in countries like Bahrain and Syria, as well as the recent NSA revelations.

“The surveillance problem has preoccupied the technology scene for decades. The Cypherpunk movement (out of which came anonymous remailers, The Tor Project, FreeNet, PGP, OTR, BitCoin, and many other technologies), was very concerned with free expression, privacy, and government monitoring. From the late 80s, they had warned about how surveillance technologies could be used for harm and why the failure to encrypt traffic was such a problem,” said Marquis-Boire.

Read the full interview (in English) and (in German).