That is called something like NSA fear, after I came to know about the news of Germany, which is thinking to use manual typewriters instead of computers to stop NSA spying.
According to The Guardian, the head of the Bundestag’s parliamentary inquiry into National Security Agency (NSA) activity in Germany – Christian Democrat politician Patrick Sensburg – said in an interview with Morgenmagazin TV that he and his colleagues were considering tossing email completely.
It is something like the Indian Government, which issued order to their Govt. officials to not to use Gmail as emailing confidential and official mails, all the people inside Govt. were said to use Govt. email addresses.
Let’s read the talk:
Interviewer: Are you considering typewriters?
Sensburg: As a matter of fact, we have – and not electronic models either.
Surprised interviewer: Really?
Sensburg: Yes, no joke.
The NSA inquiry, which began in May 2014, is charged with determining:
…whether, in what way and on what scale … the intelligence services of the “Five Eyes” states (United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) collected or are collecting data … from, to and in Germany. …
Sensburg also said, still the US is snooping on its targets.
NSA still Spying:
In German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, it was reported that Bundesnachrichtendienst (Foreign intelligence agency of Germany) members had evidence that their phones had been tapped.
After the further investigation on the Spying, it was revealed that there is one who is playing NSA-NSA inside the Bundesnachrichtendienst or BND. On 3 July the news came out that the suspect admitted—selling documents to Russian intelligence, as well as offering the pass on to the NSA confidential information about the inquiry.
Suspect identified as Markus R., a 31-year old employee of BND, Now has been arrested.
According to Reuters, Markus R. had a desk job at the BND’s headquarters in southern Germany, working for a department responsible for protecting soldiers serving abroad.
More information about Markus reveal that CIA contacted him in 2012 via email, offering to hand over the information coming from the workplace, which handles message traffic between headquarters and the German agency’s out-stations around the world.
Upon further investigation with the Markus, he told investigators that he met with a CIA agent three times in Austria.
Now, It looks like other countries should also think once about the NSA Spying and should take some appropriate steps to avoid NSA Spying on them, as it is something that is completely a blur on Internet Privacy.
Source: Sophos | Guardian