Typewriters May Thwart Spying, but Does Anyone Still Make Them?

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German politician Patrick Sensburg caused a minor stir this week when he told a television interviewer that members of the German parliament might begin using manual typewriters to avoid cyber-snoops. Sensburg’s colleagues, who had been outraged over alleged NSA activity in Germany, found the idea absurd, according to the Guardian. How could they be taken seriously in this digital age while hammering out correspondence on antique machines?

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