Germany considers replacing email with typewriters to evade spying

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  1. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Though like the bottom of that article (and some of the comments) mention you have just as much risk with physical mediums. If everything is physically stored though that makes it harder to be leaked, so in some sense that's also bad for whistle blowers. Like Snowden could of never walked out while pushing a cart full of documents unnoticed.
     
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    Makes sense. The Germans are truly admiring the tentacles our of dear NSA.
     
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    It wouldn't do a lot against the NSA unless Germany is willing to go all the way and revert back to rotary phones, filing cabinets, the works. The only way to avoid NSA spying now is to have actual bodies in the embassies..where real spies actually work, contrary to what is shown in movies, etc..who can smuggle or copy the documents, edit them and so forth. There is no way you're going to avoid the NSA and GCHQ by using a typewriter for documents, but still keeping the cellphones and keeping data on servers or some guys' laptop. They are far too advanced now to be half-assing it.
     
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    Why not, Daniel Ellsberg could ?
    On a side-note - I'm pretty sure Snowden couldn't have walked away with ANYTHING if it wasn't because somebody wanted him to ..
     
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    hmm. they seem to take it serious, almost all German national mail is encrypted now. All big German mail providers block access for foreigners that what to open a mail account there. Strange that they still allow AES encryption after all what has happened.
     
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