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Re: Web TV with 128b exported



At 04:32 PM 10/6/98 -0500, William H. Geiger III wrote:
>   at 11:08 AM, David Honig <[email protected]> said:
>>The WebTV(TM) Network service, combined with the WebTV-based Internet
>>terminals and receivers, is the first communications system permitted by
>>the U.S. government to provide strong encryption for general use by
>>non-U.S. citizens in Japan and the United Kingdom. Such strong encryption
>>allows Japanese and United Kingdom subscribers of WebTV to communicate
>>through the WebTV Network (both within national borders and
>>internationally) without fear of interception by unauthorized parties. 
>
>I have my doubts on this. I find it highly unlikely that the FEDs would
>approve this without some form of GAK built in even if it is not in the
>form of "key recovery".
>

I'd guess that the Export control puppets know that the Web-TV hubs will
be subpoena-able by the US even in these other "sovereign" nations.
The WebTV centralized infrastructure makes this easy.