German NSA committee mulls use of mechanical typewriters following spy scandals


The German parliamentary committee investigating NSA activities in the country may use non-connected, mechanical typewriters to protect its work, committee chairman Patrick Sensburg suggested on Monday. Sensburg also said he was advising members to check their smartphones, after the uncovering of spies working for the U.S. The committee is looking into the revelations of Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers. In response, committee member Martina Renner of The Left party tweeted: “Before I use a typewriter [and] burn notes after reading, I’d rather abolish the secret services.” Russian spies also reacted to Snowden by investing in typewriters — largely due to their utility in tracking leaks.


Frodo Baggins

Clearly the Germans should return to their Enigma machines.

Nikohl Vandel

Reblogged this on Niki.V.all.ways.My.way. and commented:
old school typewriters., or just life as a transparent globe with governments that everyone knows what they are doing — i don’t know, what is really a “state secret” and what good does it do to have those when usually everyone finds those out anyway?

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