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Family of scientist Alan Turing seeks pardon for 49,000 other men

The family of world-renowned code-breaking scientist Alan Turing plans to demand that the government pardon 49,000 other men who, like Turing, were also persecuted for being gay.

Op-Ed: The truth about breaking Enigma code

A week before the Oscars are given away and amid growing popularity of one of the most visible candidates for the award, Morten Tyldum’s “The Imitation Game”, let’s take a quick look at how the truth of Enigma code breaking came to be.

Enigma coding machine sells for record amount (includes video)

A rare Enigma encoding machine, used by Germany in World War II to send secret messages, has sold at auction in London for around $135,000 (£85,250).

Father of computer science Alan Turing born 100 years ago today

Alan Turing, the mathematician, cryptanalyst, logician and computer scientist who was hounded by the British establishment for being gay, was born exactly 100 years ago today. To mark the occasion, a number of events are taking place.
 

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The Enigma code breaking machine
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