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CIA and Crypto AG rewrite history – Clingentael Spectator

It recently emerged that a Swiss firm secretly owned by the CIA and the West German intelligence service BND had been selling manipulated coding equipment to numerous governments, including allies, to spy on them through a Swiss cover firm for years.

Ben de Jong & Eleni Braat
26 February 2020

The spectacular revelations about Operation "Rubicon" reaffirm that intelligence agencies do not actually exist, but also give rise to rewriting part of recent history. Ben de Jong, guestresearcher and teacher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, wrote about the CIA's operation around Crypto AG on 26 February 2020.

Read the full article on the website of Clingendael Spectator.

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