formerly, the secret police in East Germany

Word Origin for Stasi

from German Sta (ats) si (cherheitsdienst), literally: state security service
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Contemporary Examples of stasi

  • Either way, expect the future of agencies like the NSA and FBI to look less like the Stasi and more like Stuxnet.

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    How the NSA Recruits in a Post-Snowden World

    Joshua Kopstein

    January 17, 2014

  • Remember the Stasi, the secret police who operated in East Germany when it was a communist state?

  • Stasi added it's a "boon for the out-of-shape and perhaps a giant economic loss for high-end gyms, particularly in Brooklyn."

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    Enough About Lena Dunham's Ass!

    Rachel Krantz

    January 15, 2013

  • A brilliant look into the lives of the 1980s East German Stasi (Secret Police) and the civilians they spy and eavesdrop on.

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    Shawn Ryan’s Favorite War Movies

    Shawn Ryan

    September 26, 2012

  • It was then that Vera Lengsfeld learned that that the Stasi informer code named “Donald” was her husband, Knud Wollenberger.

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    The Spy in My Bed

    Bob Jamieson

    October 2, 2010