It's worth noting that the name of the "Stasi" - the "Ministerium für Staatssicherheit" - translates to "National Security Agency".
After Paris attack where terrorists used cleartext and own credit cards, police demand bans of encryption & bitcoin: privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2015/11/a…
Re "The Fappening" and the leaked private celeb nudes: It's important to remember that this is what NSA employees do "legally" all the time.
The CIA's favorite rewriting of torture is "Enhanced Interrogation". Coincidentally, the Nazi Gestapo used the exact same term (in German).