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Re: key escrow arguments (fwd)
Am I just being paranoid or am I seeing a pattern here? Let me
point out a few items that have sprung to mind after reading the post.
1) The government is trying to take away our right to strong private
crypto because they do not have access to the decrypting key at
either end. This nullifies any type of access they "need" to have to
2) They also are trying to use their market power to force companies
to manufacture and sell crypto products that use government backed
algorythms. (Which of course include the "back door" features they so
loudly claim they need.) Such as when they told AT&T that they would
buy 2.3 million Secure 3600 series phones from them *if* they put
the government designed Fortezza(?) chip in them.
3) They classified crypto as a munition, like a fighter jet or tank,
in an attempt to take it out of the realm of Constitutional Right.
(Though it seems they forgot about the "Right to bear arms" part)
4) They forced the telephone industry to write their software in such
a way as to instantly allow them access to any and *all* lines.
(In the event that they should "need" to tap the line as per a
supposedly legally obtained court order from an Artical III federal
court judge. (Ummm.. Do they really think that we don't know what it
takes to obtain that high a level of a political seating in the
5) They stirred up the media which in turn roused the sheeple. THe
rally cry was child porn.
Is there a pattern here, or am I just going out of what is left of
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