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Diffie Speaks at Sun: "Cryptology, Technology, and Politics"



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From: Rich Lethin <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 15:06:20 -0400
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Subject: [[email protected]: DLS -- the first one this year]




Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 14:34:24 -0400
To: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
From: [email protected] (Joei Juanita Marshall)
Subject: DLS -- the first one this year

DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES

DATE:   October 17, 1996

TIME:    3:15 - Refreshments
         4:00 - Lecture

PLACE:  MIT, Building 34, Room 101, Vassar St., Cambridge, MA


"Cryptology, Technology, and Politics"

Dr. Whitfield Diffie
Distinguished Engineer
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
October 17, 1996

Abstract:

>From World War I on, interception of communications took its place beside
traditional human intelligence as a vital implement of state power.  Over
the past two decades, a combination of falling costs and new technologies
have made high-grade cryptography widely available. This threatens many
communications intelligence sources --- though probably not communications
intelligence itself. The result has been a series of panicky government
attempts to control the spread of cryptographic technology.  As long as
individuals have access to computers that really `work for them,' such
attempts are unlikely to succeed.  The opponents of cryptography may,
nonetheless, damage both our democracy and our economy with their efforts.

Host: Professor Michael Dertouzos


Joei Juanita Marshall
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory for Computer Science
545 Technology Square
NE43-104
Cambridge, MA  02139

Phone: (617) 253-0145
Fax: (617) 258-8682

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