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‘Intel coup of the century’: CIA used Swiss encryption firm to spy on dozens of nations

WorldNews Wednesday, 12 February 2020 ()
‘Intel coup of the century’: CIA used Swiss encryption firm to spy on dozens of nationsThe CIA and German intelligence spied on the secret communications of governments around the world for decades in a covert partnership, controlling a top encryption company and installing backdoor vulnerabilities in its products. Founded during the Second World War, the Swiss cryptography firm, Crypto AG, has provided top-of-the-line devices for encoding communications to some 120 countries. Starting in 1970, however, the CIA and then-West Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the BND, secretly bought and controlled the company, using its devices to eavesdrop on enemies and allies alike, according to a joint investigation by the Washington Post and German public broadcaster ZDF, based on a...
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The Swiss encryption firm Crypto was secretly used for spying by CIA and West Germany for decades, a new German and American media investigation says.View on euronews

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