1993-05-22 - Re: Forwarded messages from RISKS

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From: mbriceno@aol.com
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-05-22 06:54:04 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 21 May 93 23:54:04 PDT

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From: mbriceno@aol.com
Date: Fri, 21 May 93 23:54:04 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Forwarded messages from RISKS
Message-ID: <9305220255.tn18218@aol.com>
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> We cannot trust the authoritarians' assertions that they have no
> intention of outlawing cryptographic technologies potentially more
> secure than the Clipper chip.

Some mightsay that outlawing all unsupervised communication and activities by
its citizens is-and always will be-a goal of all governments.

Protection from authoritarian eyes is one of the main causes for the ever
increasing use of crypto. Government issued crypto can never satisfy the
peoples desire to find a means that guarantees secure communications.

If the government wants its Clipper scheme to succeed, the government will
have to dramatically limit the availability of good crypto. One of the more
obious methods to accomplish this is to outlaw non-government approved

-- Marc