1993-10-20 - Re: JUDGMENT PROOFING

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From: hfinney@shell.portal.com (Hal Finney)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-10-20 05:47:40 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 19 Oct 93 22:47:40 PDT

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From: hfinney@shell.portal.com (Hal Finney)
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 93 22:47:40 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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[Something in the way of a test post, to see if I can get through to
toad.com yet...]

From: "Robert J. Woodhead" <trebor@foretune.co.jp>
> Thus, the difference is that today, it's much harder to be
> discreet -- the encryption is a red flag.  "What's he hiding?"
> And as any intelligence analyst can tell you, even traffic analysis
> can tell you a _lot_.

This is exactly what anonymous remailers are for - to defeat traffic
analysis.  The goal is a situation where you, and everyone else, receives
and sends out a bunch of encrypted traffic every day.  There will be
no way a snooper can find out exactly what you are reading, what you
are writing, or whom you are communicating with.  That's what I call

Hal Finney