[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: The GAK Momentum is Building...
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
To: [email protected]
Date: Wed Sep 18 08:48:43 1996
Tim May wrote:
> (BTW, I predict that the tainted term "key escrow" is now gone from the
> official lexicon. I haven't seen the Clipper IV proposal, but I surmise
> that the baggage the term "key escrow" carries means that some more
> benign-sounding term will be used in the final proposal. Something like
> "Key Recovery System." You heard it here.)
I agree, and hope so. "Key Recovery," while not as Orwellian-sounding as
"GAK," is a step on the path to honesty WRT the English language, though
it's important to continually point out, as Tim did in his post, that
*access* -- rather than just recovery -- is obviously what Mr. Freeh wants.
I'd count this likely change in terminology as a "cypherpunk victory,"
albeit a very small and certainly a very hard-fought one.
Regards, Jim Ray -- DNRC Minister of Encryption Advocacy
"As govt.s grow arithmetically, corruption grows exponentially."
-- Ray's Law of official corruption.
Defeat the Duopoly! Stop the Browne out.
Harry Browne for President. Jo Jorgensen for Vice-president.
PGP id.E9BD6D35 51 5D A2 C3 92 2C 56 BE 53 2D 9C A1 B3 50 C9 C8
I will generate a new (and bigger) PGP key-pair on election night.
<mailto:[email protected]> http://www.shopmiami.com/prs/jimray
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----