Take it always with a grain of salt, but he is an established expert and he has been openly critical against surveillance in his newsletters.
another comment from Schneier: The US government has betrayed the internet. We need to take it back
Dismantling the surveillance state won’t be easy. Has any country that engaged in mass surveillance of its own citizens voluntarily given up that capability? Has any mass surveillance country avoided becoming totalitarian? Whatever happens, we’re going to be breaking new ground.