I read a very interesting story today that I think I want to make a single-episode topic on The Private Citizen in the future (along the lines of the well received episode 14). Apparently the Stasi, the principal intelligence service of the Communist GDR, was able to intercept West German B-Netz mobile phone communications in West Berlin from 1975 onwards.
- Staatliche Hacker: Stasi hörte seit 1975 Autotelefone in West-Berlin ab — Das B-Netz der Deutschen Bundespost wurde spätestens seit 1975 von der DDR-Staatssicherheit abgehört.
This story about the Quad alliance taking on China also needs to be covered, I think:
- “Quad” group seeks to set security standards for global tech industry — USA, India, Australia, and Japan pledge to build own 5G tech, share space data, secure rare earth supply chains, and more
- Quad Principles on Technology Design, Development, Governance, and Use (whitehouse.gov)