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Re: FBI Files on Clipper Release
On Wed, 16 Aug 1995, Futplex wrote:
> Dave Banisar quotes FBI documents obtained via the FOIA:
> > Technical solutions, such as they are, will only work if
> > they are incorporated into *all* encryption products.
> > To ensure that this occurs, legislation mandating the
> > use of Government-approved encryption products or
> > adherence to Government encryption criteria is required.
> > Testifying before a Senate Judiciary
> > Subcommittee on May 3, 1994, Assistant Attorney General Jo Ann
> > Harris asserted that:
> > As the Administration has made clear on a number of
> > occasions, the key-escrow encryption initiative is a
> > voluntary one; we have absolutely no intention of
> > mandating private use of a particular kind of
> > cryptography, nor of criminalizing the private use of
> > certain kinds of cryptography.
> By exactly what mechanism are appointed (hired ?) officials such as AAG Harris
> supposedly accountable to the public ? Can they be brought up on perjury
> charges ? Just what real legal recourse do we have against lying scum in the
> bureaucracy ? Are we stuck unless we can get some Congresscritter to cry
> foul on the floor of the House or Senate ?
You sure are anxious to prosecute government officials. What is untrue
about her statement. Maybe she meant it's OK to use ROT-13 but nothing
And you guys complained about the Jake Baker prosecution!
BTW, Harris is no longer AAG-Criminal Division. She went back to
teaching, keeping a commitment she made to her family. And yes, she was
appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
> -Futplex <[email protected]>
> "you said too much; and what you said, it was a lie" -EMF