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The IBM Selectric typewriter, introduced in 1961, was featured at the NYWF, and the IBM pavilion design was even reminiscent of the Selectric type ball.

It turns out that the Soviets developed a series of sophisticated bugs that could be installed in US diplomat's Selectric typewriters, and radio out what was being typed, by monitoring the ball motion:

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/10/how-soviets-used-ibm-selectric-keyloggers-to-spy-on-us-diplomats/

 

 

Edited by waynebretl

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I can just see some KGB lowlife in Moscow reading

"The lazy dog jumped over the moon.

The lazy dog jumped over the moon.

The lazy dog jumped over the moon."

"Colonel Futski..is some kind of new code! Call cryptologist!"

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