Germany using typewriters, classical music to thwart NSA
German officials, incensed at the NSA’s ability to spy on German officials and citizens, are considering using typewriters to combat NSA spying. According to The Telegraph, government officials are also taking measure to ensure the NSA cannot eavesdrop on conversations:
Politicians in Germany have devised an ingenious solution to combat the threat of eavesdropping by American spies: playing classical music during their meetings.
MPs who sit on the spying committee had become so concerned that US agents might listen in to their discussions that they had ordered classical music to be played, to drown out the discussions.
On arrival at the meeting, The Suddetusche Zeitung reported that for “security reasons” MPs had to put their mobile phones and computers into a large metal box to ensure that they were not subjected to outside surveillance.
“Then the committee chairman, Patrick Sensburg switched the music on,” a source told the paper. “Edvard Grieg’s piano concert in A minor. Just for security.