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Secret state surveillance in enemy hands

A frequently used argument about the dangers of surveillance regards the possibility to abuse surveillance systems by future governments who are less benevolent than the ones who implement them for the protection of our liberty. What would happen if the… Læs mere

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Monitoring Extremists – Historical Perspectives from a Europe in Flames

The monitoring of extremists and radicalized individuals through their means of communication is nothing unique for our current day and age. On 30 August 1939, the management of the regional Danish telecom provider Jydsk Telefon Aktieselskab, JTAS, received a letter… Læs mere

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Searching for Zimmermann

If you are a history buff like me, you probably know the story already: in early January 1917, the German Foreign Secretary, Arthur Zimmermann, sent an encrypted telegram to the country’s ambassador in Mexico. The telegram contained a secret scheme… Læs mere