Typewriters are the start of a fightback against cyberspying

Berlin is reverting to an unhackable piece of hardware, writes Andrew Martin
A German politician called Patrick Sensburg announced this week that his country’s government was thinking about reverting to the use of an un-hackable technology: typewriters. Mr Sensburg is head of the Bundestag inquiry into the US National Security Agency’s snooping in the country and a member of the governing party of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Another member of the inquiry from a different party said Mr Sensburg was being “ridiculous”. But Mr Sensburg – apparently hell-bent on undermining the German reputation for being high-tech – said his remark was “no joke”, adding that the typewriters were “not electronic models either”.
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