© 2024 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

After WikiLeaks Drama, Kremlin Goes Old School

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. While NSA leaker Edward Snowden is still in limbo at a Moscow airport, the Kremlin isn't taking any chances. Its new defense against hackers and leakers? Typewriters. The Kremlin's security agency has bought $15,000 worth of typewriters. A source told a Russian newspaper that after WikiLeaks and the Edward Snowden scandal, the Kremlin decided to, quote, "expand the practice of creating paper documents." It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.