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Spooked by NSA, Russia reverts to paper documents
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 07/12/2013 @ 12:29 am In World | No Comments
(USA Today) In the wake of recent NSA spy scandals, Russia’s Federal Guard Service has decided to revert to using more typewriters and paper documents, Izvestia reports.
Toward that end, the FSO, which protects Russia’s top officials and Kremlin communications, recently ordered 20 Triumph Adler typewriters, the newspaper reports.
“After the scandal with the spread of secret documents by WikiLeaks, the revelations of Edward Snowden, reports of listening to Dmitry Medvedev during his visit to the G20 summit in London, the practice of creating paper documents will increase,” an unidentified FSO source tells Izvestia.
One key reason for using typewriters is that each creates its own unique “signature” that can be traced, the newspaper says.
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