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CNET reports that PGP and IBM are among a handful of corporations looking to raise money to help Bletchley Park from falling into disrepair. Bletchley Park is the home of what is arguably the world's first programmable computer, Colossus, which was vital in Great Britain's code-breaking efforts in World War II.

A campaign will be launched on Tuesday to ask U.S. tech companies to help save Bletchley Park, whose wartime work helped lay the foundations of modern computing and crytography.

The fund-raising campaign will be led by cryptography provider PGP, together with IBM and other technology firms. Phil Dunkelberger, chief executive of PGP, told ZDNet UK in a video interview that the group of companies would be making donations to repair the buildings at Bletchley Park, including the National Museum of Computing, and would be calling for other organizations to get involved.

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