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Re: Info on Netscape's key escrow position

On Sat, 2 Dec 1995, Dr. Frederick B. Cohen wrote:

> The point Netscape seems to miss is that by refusing to go with weak
> crypto and having the best product on the market, Netscape may be able
> to force these governments into a position of accepting it.


> The right move for Netscape is to improve crypto-security, to refuse to
> give in to government, and to publicly vilify the people in government
> who stand in their way.  When billions of dollars are at stake and the
> blame is placed squarely on the shoulders of a politician trying to
> claim economic improvements based on their policies, the politician is
> likely to yield.

"Gee, I dunno, that sounds like a lot of work, and well, I'm making good 
dough.  Sure, it would be a boon for the company, and fit right in with 
the mainstream perception that government way too involved in Joe 
Random's life, and win or lose, either way it would be a major public 
relations coup, and would restore the confidence of many foreign 
customers concerned about U.S. economic intelligence goals, but well... it 
just sounds so... subversive.

Honey, could you pass the jam?"

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