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Re: Administration backs away from FBI on crypto, by A.Pressman (fwd)



At 05:06 PM 9/4/97 -0700, Declan McCullagh wrote:
>Clinton administration back away from FBI on encryption
>    By Aaron Pressman
>   WASHINGTON, Sept 4 (Reuter) - The Clinton administration's top official
>on encryption policy on Thursday backed away from a proposal by the head of
> the FBI to regulate for the first time computer coding products in the
>United States.
>   "What he proposed was not the administration's policy," Commerce
>Undersecretary William Reinsch told reporters during a break at a
>congressional hearing.

Of course it isn't. Not yet. This is called playing "good cop, bad cop".


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