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 Source: inc42.com

Uncle Sam Is Watching You: How US Heard India’s Confidential Talks

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Founded by Boris Hagelin, Crypto AG gained popularity after it bagged the project to secure communications of the US during World War II. Besides India, Crypto AG was also the preferred company for governments sitting in Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and even the Vatican for securing their confidential communications. Uncle Sam Is Watching YouAccording to the media report, the CIA had a confidential partnership with West German intelligence Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) for the Crypto AG deal. After this deal, the CIA had redesigned the encryption services of Crypto AG to gain access to every encrypted conversation of the company’s clients. After decades of dominance in the information security segment, Crypto AG went for liquidation in 2018.

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