1994-02-28 - RE: Clipper Death Threat

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From: m5@vail.tivoli.com (Mike McNally)
To: “LYLE, DAVID R.” <lyled@pentagon-emh9.army.mil>
Message Hash: 2db40e774f6951250197ce1c5e360dc04d16c3ecdcf4383d545c05ac25290908
Message ID: <9402281337.AA04279@vail.tivoli.com>
Reply To: <2D6E94BC@Pentagon-EMH9.army.mil>
UTC Datetime: 1994-02-28 13:38:06 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 28 Feb 94 05:38:06 PST

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From: m5@vail.tivoli.com (Mike McNally)
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 94 05:38:06 PST
To: "LYLE, DAVID R." <lyled@pentagon-emh9.army.mil>
Subject: RE: Clipper Death Threat
In-Reply-To: <2D6E94BC@Pentagon-EMH9.army.mil>
Message-ID: <9402281337.AA04279@vail.tivoli.com>
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"LYLE, DAVID R." writes:
 > Don't get me wrong.  I am all for private communications.  I'm very
 > much against restricting the public's access to encryption
 > technology. What gets me is when everyone runs around saying "this
 > is a right". 

Well, I'd say that the right to use whatever means available to shield
communication from eavedropping is as natural as any other.  It's not
a "right" to be free from attempts to eavesdrop, however.

If the FBI tries to tap my phone, then laws may (or may not) be
violated but no natural rights have.  If, however, I am prosecuted for
attempting to encase my information in a cryptographic strongbox
without providing the FBI the key, then I indeed see that as a
transgression against my natural rights as a person.

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