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Re: Certificates/Anonymity/Policy/True Names

But this is precisely the issue: what does the *certificate* get any of 
these people that a simple digital signature does not provide?

On Sat, 19 Aug 1995, Rich Salz wrote:

> I think there are many people who might be willing to use an
> "anon CA" should it exist:
> 	Whistleblowers, perhaps Deep Throat would have used email
> 	People writing letters to the editor who don't want to trust
> 		the editor to withhold their info
> 	People who desire anonymyity yet don't want to trust the gov't
> 		to certify their communications as authentic/forged
> 		(Unabomber, Om Shin-rkyo)
> 	Any number of writers who have used psuedonyms and now want to
> 		get paid in ecash; Mark Twain?

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