1994-03-17 - Re: NSA and PGP rabblerousing

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From: Panzer Boy <panzer@dhp.com>
To: Cypherpunk Mailing List <cypherpunks@toad.com>
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Message ID: <Pine.3.87.9403171125.B1548-0100000@dhp.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-03-17 16:50:09 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 17 Mar 94 08:50:09 PST

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From: Panzer Boy <panzer@dhp.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 94 08:50:09 PST
To: Cypherpunk Mailing List <cypherpunks@toad.com>
Subject: Re: NSA and PGP rabblerousing
In-Reply-To: <9403171328.AA04188@vail.tivoli.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9403171125.B1548-0100000@dhp.com>
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On Thu, 17 Mar 1994, Mike McNally wrote:
> Anonymous writes:
>  > The guy was really biased against PGP, calling it "illegal",
>  > but he also hinted that it had been broken.  The hint was wrapped within
>  > a "non-denial denial" (for fans of "All The President's Men") and there
>  > was no *concrete* information given to support it.
> I've watched enough TV in my day to realize that if PGP had been
> broken, they sure as heck wouldn't tell anybody about it.  The only
> reason to make such an implication is to prevent people from using it.

Or, if you subscribe to massive conspiracy theories...  That if they 
broke it, they'ld tell people about it.  And people like you would think 
would think that they hadn't and it was all a ruse.  Then you would go 
out an encrypt your child-porn with pgp, and the spooks would be able to 
read it. :)

Always remember about reverse physcology...

 "That which can never be enforced should not be prohibited."