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Germany´s plan to take on NSA:
Block eavesdroppers with classical
music, and use typewriters

Telegraph U.K., by Tony Patterson

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Posted By:Drive, 7/16/2014 7:30:06 AM

Politicians in Germany have devised an ingenious solution to combat the threat of eavesdropping by American spies: playing classical music during their meetings. MPs who sit on the spying committee had become so concerned that US agents might listen in to their discussions that they had ordered classical music to be played, to drown out the discussions. On arrival at the meeting, The Suddetusche Zeitung reported that for "security reasons" MPs had to put their mobile phones and computers into a large metal box to ensure that they were not subjected to outside surveillance. "Then the committee chairman, Patrick Sensburg switched the music

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/16/2014 8:29:02 AM     (No. 9926898)

This isn´t the first time I´ve heard about resurrecting manual typewriters. The electronic trail left behind by modern equipment is turning out to be a negative feature in many cases.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Doctor P, 7/16/2014 8:38:14 AM     (No. 9926910)

we have the capability to note the key strokes of typewriters.

Of all the music one could use for background noise, classical music [mostly in the public domain] would be among the easiest to filter out.

Yet if this the response of the German´s - go right ahead.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: galbaccr, 7/16/2014 9:00:56 AM     (No. 9926936)

For #2, I think they are talking about purely mechanical, not electric typewriters. I believe those, would be more difficult to decipher remotely. Also, the more regular rhythm, chords and melody (where melody is still practiced??) of popular music should be easier to filter. So, could that mean a new age of human spying? ;-)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/16/2014 9:04:41 AM     (No. 9926944)



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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/16/2014 9:09:12 AM     (No. 9926956)

Wonder whether this will become a regular feature in American homes soon. We´ve given away too much liberty for "security." The border is the most recent example of that federal fraud. Whatever happened to the "nothing to hide" advocates of "security"?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/16/2014 9:29:46 AM     (No. 9927012)

Why did the US start this? Was it because Germany was reluctant to back Obama´s ideas on how to heal the global economy in 2009? In other words, did this start as rivalry between Barack and Angela?

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