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In the totalitarian regime of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), the Ministry for State Security (German: Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, MfS) or State Security Service (Staatssicherheitsdienst, SSD), commonly known as the Stasi, was the official state security service. One of its main tasks was spying on the population, mainly through a vast network of citizens turned informants, and fighting any opposition by overt and covert measures. Its Main Directorate for Reconnaissance (Hauptverwaltung Aufklärung,

HV A) was responsible for both espionage and for conducting covert operations in foreign countries.

For surveillance and recording the conversations of persons the Stasi used two main tactics: public subscriber-telephone taps and concealed microphones. In ‘BUGS’ both tactics are discussed along with the central control systems which were the main core where all information was centrally recorded.

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First published June 2019 by Louis Meulstee  via www.lulu.com.

ISBN 978 90 829965 0 0