Facebook Donates £1 Million to Help Keep Bletchley Park Open

The UK site is where the Nazis’ secret code was cracked during World War II

Facebook is donating £1 million (nearly $1.3 million) to help keep Bletchley Park in the U.K. open to the public.

Bletchley Park, in Milton Keynes, was where nearly 10,000 people—75% of them women—worked to change the course of World War II by cracking the secret code used by the Nazis to communicate.

Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer said in a Newsroom post that Bletchley Park is where “the era of the computer was born,” adding, “Ideas developed at Bletchley Park remain at the heart of cutting-edge research in fields like artificial intelligence, online security and cryptography today, more than 80 years after the first codebreakers set up shop there.”

Schroepfer noted that Bletchley Park has experienced significant drops in visitors and revenues this year, due to the coronavirus



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