German Official Says Manual Typewriters May Be the Answer to NSA Spying
Posted on Jul 15, 2014
The idea has since been dismissed by other German politicians, but on a morning talk show, Patrick Sensburg, who is leading the Bundestag’s investigation into NSA surveillance, said the government has considered using non-electronic typewriters.
Surely encryption would be easier. It seems to work for Glenn Greenwald, in any event.
According to The Guardian, Russia’s Federal Guard Service (FSO) has ordered 20 typewriters for sensitive communications.
The Guardian reports that reaction in Germany to Sensburg’s comments has been negative, a sign that typewriters will remain in the past:
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer
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