1997-01-14 - Re: Newt’s phone calls

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From: “Bruce M.” <bkmarsh@feist.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Reply To: <199701140349.VAA01437@mailhub.amaranth.com>
UTC Datetime: 1997-01-14 20:44:11 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 12:44:11 -0800 (PST)

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From: "Bruce M." <bkmarsh@feist.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 12:44:11 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Newt's phone calls
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On Mon, 13 Jan 1997, William H. Geiger III wrote:

> There is a very basic reason that cell phones are not encrypted; the government does not
> want them encrypted. Many an arrest has been made from infromation gathered from
> cell/wireless phone conversations. AFAIK the police do not even need a search warent to do
> this.
> With the cell phone industry regulated by the FCC I doubt that you will ever
> see cell phone's with built in encryption.
> As far as the general public is concerned the majority are sheep. They are
> quite content to know that it is illegal for their neighbor to listen in and
> ofcource Big Brother would only listen to those nasty drug dealers & mobsters.

    A decent article about the subject (one that also gives us some historical 
proof of the govt's desires) can be found at:


    By the way, I'm finding all these articles on the page:


for those who care.

            [ Bruce M. - bkmarsh@feist.com - Feist Systems, Inc. ]
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