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Re: Nightmare Scenario: Public Key Distribution Controlled



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In <[email protected][207.167.93.63]>, on 09/13/97 
   at 08:56 AM, Tim May <[email protected]> said:

>This will make the public key infrastructure essentially useless, as the
>public key servers go down, as corporations yank any directories they may
>have, and (possibly) as individuals stop putting PGP or S/MIME
>fingerprints or pointers in their messages.

Oh it would effectivly kill PGP but expect S/MIME to florish. My last
reading of the S/MIME specs had direct reference to supporting GAK. If
this legislation becomes law you will see very shortly N$, IBM, HP, M$ all
with shinny new logos on thier products announcing that they are using
government approved crypto.

None of these companies are run by cypherpunks, they are run by "suits"
who would sell out their own country and it's citizens if they could turn
a profit doing so.

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