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** Oliver Stone Movie – “Snowden” released September 16, 2016.
Good news for anyone interested in crypto, security, privacy, mass surveillance and movies. American film director Oliver Stone has just released his latest movie called ‘Snowden’. The film features NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) before, during and after leaking secrets about the NSA’s mass surveillance program. Seen as a traitor by some and as a hero by others, Snowden began to question the legality of the mass surveillance program whilst working at the CIA office in Geneva (Switzerland). Our friends at Cryptomuseum.com supplied the vast majority of cipher and spy gadgets that are visible in the movie. There is even a complete cipher museum headed by an NSA agent played by Nicolas Cage. This movie is arguably one of the best and most important movies made by Oliver Stone in years. It should not be missed. Visit Cryptomuseum.com for extensive information about code machines, clandestine radios, and other spy gear.
** Dr. Thomas Perera will be giving a lecture at the Radio Club Of America’s 2016 Technical Symposium in New York City on November 18, 2016.
Founded in 1909, the Radio Club of America is the oldest, most prestigious group of wireless communications professionals in the world, with members across the globe. Its members are dedicated to the wireless art and science for the betterment of society. Dr. Perera will be discussing the history of the Enigma machine and related topics. http://radioclubofamerica.org/
** Dr. Thomas Perera is mentioned in a news report on the MIT flea market in Boston.
** Enigma Museum hosted the Fourth Annual Friedrichshafen ENIGMA FORUM last June in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
To see pictures and a description of this year’s Enigma Forum, please visit the following link: http://EnigmaMuseum.com/fhfn2016/
Enigma Museum will be hosting the Fifth Annual Enigma Forum in Friedrichshafen, Germany on July 14-16, 2017. We will be joined by collectors and historians from around the world and will have a display of cipher equipment in the exhibit hall and be presenting a seminar. For more information: www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.com
** UPDATE: On Monday, April 13, 2015, Bonhams sold an Enigma machine at auction for $269,000 USD (including buyers premium).
This represents a record price for a 3-rotor Enigma at auction. The auction also featured a notebook belonging to Alan Turing. The notebook sold for more than $1 million USD. ORIGINAL POST: An original Alan Turing notebook from his days working at Bletchley Park is being auctioned at Bonhams on Monday, April 13, 2015. In addition to the notebook, a very fine 3-rotor Enigma machine is also being offered for sale. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22795/
** Enigma Museum exhibited a 3-rotor Heeres Enigma at the Ohio Valley Military Society’s annual Show of Shows in Louisville, KY. We shared exhibiting space with the Museum of World War 2 which is located in Natick, MA.
** Dr. Thomas Perera (right) presents a copy of his book “Inside Enigma” to author David Kahn at the Charlotte International Cryptologic Symposium in March, 2014.
** Christie’s auction house held an on-line auction of Enigma machines and other antique cipher equipment, “CODE BREAKERS: ENIGMAS AND OTHER CIPHER MACHINES”. The auction ended on December 3, 2014 with a record breaking $300,000 USD price (before buyer’s commission) paid for an M4 4-rotor Kriegsmarine Enigma.
** We would like to thank The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, MO, for exhibiting Enigma Museum’s Russian M-125 Fialka cipher machine as well as our Russian spy Burst Encoder at its exhibit on the Cold War, “Spies, Lies, and Paranoia: Americans in Fear.” The exhibit was a success and ran through October 26, 2014 and has concluded. For more information about this important museum, click here: Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
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