Eugene Leitl (Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de)
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 20:30:32 +0100 (MET)

In a fit of massive, cumulative stupidity Krautland politicians are now
gone entirely overboard, and plan a Nacht-und-Nebel blitz to outlaw
secure cryptography, essentially targeting for french status quo.

kraut: http://www.iks-jena.de/mitarb/lutz/security/spiegel.html
anglo: http://www.iks-jena.de/mitarb/lutz/security/spiegel.en.html

The reasoning standing behind such draconic legislation is dire bogus,
of course. They say phasing out secure cryptography will be "an effective
countermeasure against propaganda of neonazis and HOWTO's for weapon
construction originated by right-/left-wing extremists, since such things
are otherwise accessible on the Internet, by everybody".

Aha. I'd better start looking for a green card, Really Soon. Eeek.