Assange claims that online surveillance is causing a crisis of democracy and a serious threat to civil rights and, as a result, we need greater control of agencies that spy on us. How real is this? What do the experts say? Through WikiLeaks, he has said that not all national secrets need to be kept from us and some are outright scandals that we should know about. NSA leaks by Edward Snowden confirm what many have suspected. Governments are now collecting our private conversations on a massive scale and passing it on. If it is misused, how could this affect us?