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Stasi files: scanner struggles to stitch together surveillance state scraps

Stasi files: scanner struggles to stitch together surveillance state scraps

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Machine tasked with digitally reassembling torn-up East German secret police reports leads into troubleThe world's biggest jigsaw perplex may have to be solved by hand, as engineering strives to piece together billions of Stasi files rent to shreds in the dying periods of the East German regime. The government-funded Stasi evidences bureau confirmed this week that it had had to halt an EUR8m( PS7m) project to digitally reassemble the substance of 23 purses stuffed with torn-up records detailing the program activities of the secret police, because the searching hardware it was using was not advanced enough. Over the 40 -year existence of communist Eastern germany, the country security ministry built one of the most tightly knit surveillance states in recent record. The Stasi, short for th...