“For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret … The Swiss firm made millions of dollars selling equipment to more than 120 countries well into the 21st century. Its clients included Iran, military juntas in Latin America, nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, and even the Vatican. But what none of its customers ever knew was that Crypto AG was secretly owned by the CIA in a highly classified partnership with West German intelligence.” WaPo with the amazing story of a crypto company that was sharing all its customers’ secrets: The intelligence coup of the century. (Keep in mind that this was back in an era when people didn’t just willingly share state secrets—and every other thought that came into their heads—on Twitter…)