CryptoBill: Is Big Brother Finally arriving?

Paul Hughes (
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 13:44:32 -0700 (PDT)

Sooo... what does everybody think of the latest crypto bill passing
its way thru congress? My felling is, despite key-recovery's ultimate
unworkability, this still starts a chilling precedent. If they pass
the bill, congress will allocate 100's of millions of dollars to law
enforcemnt to make it happen. In the end it may not work, but since
millions have already been spent, efforts will continue by the
government to eliminate privacy throgh even more draconian means. I'm
no expert on crypto so I'm just guessing, and feeling a little

Do we have anything to worry about? Will privacy only be achievable
by the techno-savvy and financially wealthy, or not?

Any hope? I need some cheering up.

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