Privacy under attack: the NSA files revealed new threats to democracy, by Eben Moglen. “It is utterly inconsistent with the American ideal to attempt to fasten procedures of totalitarianism on American constitutional self-governance. But there is an even deeper inconsistency between those ideals and the subjection of every other society on earth to mass surveillance.” Recommended reading.
Hat tip: Bruce Schneier. There’s more to learn in the comments on his link. Based on lectures by Eben Moglen at Columbia Law School in association with the Software Freedom Law Center.