From Patrick Sensburg, head of the Bundestag’s parliamentary inquiry into NSA activity in Germany, on whether they are “considering typewriters” for the committee’s work:
As a matter of fact, we have — and not electronic models either.
Well. I grew up with a house full of Adler typewriters, all of them fine products of German engineering. I think later on they became fine products of not-so-German engineering, but I’m sure it’s still possible to find some of the old-school models. They should work a treat for creating documents that are safe from prying eyes, since we all know that spies were never able to steal documents prior to the digital era.