Snowden interviewed on NSA spying program by Laura Poitras, Jacob Appelbaum

Before everyone knew his name, whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke with filmmaker Laura Poitras and security researcher Jacob Appelbaum via encrypted email, answering their questions about the power and of the NSA, how it is "in bed together with the Germans" and the vast reach of Internet spying conducted by the United States and European nations. [Der Spiegel, in English]