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Re: Triple-DES controlled?

>> Didn't the ANSI financial committee just adopt 3DES (over NSA
>> objections)?
>> Presumably they consider the export situation solved/solvable.

>There is the trivial solution of buying outside the US. The hardware
>is actually better these days as the Germans and others have a
>worldwide market and the economies that brings.

Also. the ITAR rules give banks and financial institutions Extra Slack for
crypto gear for their own use.  In some ways that makes sense (electronic bank
robbery could be a very profitable business, and bankers are politically
and yet some of the government's biggest objections to free crypto seems to be
that it allows people to have financial privacy...
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