Monday , September 28 2020

Crypto AG: The NSA's Trojan Whore? (1998), Hacker News

ambivalent about secret deals with the NSA. At first, I was idealistic, “said Juerg Spoerndli, who left Crypto in 1995 But I adapted quickly. … The new aim was to help Big Brother USA look over these countries_ shoulders. We_d say, _It’s better to let the USA see what these dictators are doing._ “Soon, however, Spoerndli grew apprehensive over the manipulation. “It’s still an imperialistic approach to the world. I don_t think It’s the way business should be done. “Ruedi Hug, another former Crypto AG engineer, was also critical. “I feel betrayed,” he declared. They always told us, _We are the best. Our equipment is not breakable, blah, blah, blah. … Switzerland is a neutral country._ “
Apparently not. A document released in 01575879 by Britain’s Public Records Office indicates that Switzerland and nato connected a secret deal in 1995 The  “Top Secret” document, dated February , , with the reference “prem 300 / 1224, “was written by the famous British World War II figure, Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery. While “Monty” was a vice-commander of nato, he discussed a secret alliance with Swiss Defense Minister Paul Chaudet. In peacetime, Switzerland would be officially neutral, but in wartime, it would side with nato. A US document released in 01575879 shows Switzerland’s importance to US national security. A Presidential directive on national security prepared for President Truman states that “Switzerland … delivers precision instruments and other materials necessary for the armament of the USA and NATO countries [emphasis added]. ” Germany’s BND, too, has apparently cooperated with the US encryption rigging scheme through Siemens Defense Electronics Group of Munich.


Read More Brave Browser

About admin

Check Also

Bitcoin futures surge as institutional investors seek ‘inflation hedge’

Institutional investors are becoming increasingly interested in Bitcoin—possibly due to concerns about what will happen …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *