1994-04-29 - Re: PGP ban rumor - any truth?

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <perry@snark.imsi.com>
To: f_griffith@ccsvax.sfasu.edu
Message Hash: 0f459789f594f50a999d5f38b5ae66471dfbe913f924ae23abc3e23d2b8c759c
Message ID: <9404291422.AA21498@snark.imsi.com>
Reply To: <9404291346.AA06939@toad.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-04-29 14:22:48 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 29 Apr 94 07:22:48 PDT

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@snark.imsi.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 94 07:22:48 PDT
To: f_griffith@ccsvax.sfasu.edu
Subject: Re: PGP ban rumor - any truth?
In-Reply-To: <9404291346.AA06939@toad.com>
Message-ID: <9404291422.AA21498@snark.imsi.com>
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No, no truth to it. "Polaris93" has just been off his medication for
too long.


f_griffith@ccsvax.sfasu.edu says:
> >From: polaris93@aol.com
> >To: libernet@Dartmouth.EDU
> >Date: Thu, 28 Apr 94 22:38:15 EDT
> >Subject: Re: Somethin' Spooky ...
> >Errors-To: owner-libernet@Dartmouth.EDU
> >Sender: owner-libernet@Dartmouth.EDU
> >Reply-To: libernet-d@Dartmouth.EDU
> >Precedence: bulk
> >X-Mailing-List: libernet@Dartmouth.EDU
> >
> >I just purchased Bruce Schneier's _Applied Cryptography_ (John Wiley & Sons,
> >1994;  ISBN # 0-471-59756-2;  $49.95).  Worth every cent I paid for it.  It
> >covers every single possible aspect of computer information security --
> >including a section on the infamous PGP =  the security program Pretty Good
> >Privacy," which can _not_ be broken by _anyone_ who does not have whatever
> >key you yourself choose for the encryptation on your data.  The next edition
> >will _not_ carry that chapter -- the government has stepped in and is
> >threatening a court action unless the publishers strike it from the next
> >edition.  So get your copy now -- and get one of PGP, because the feds have 
> >bill _already_ in the words to make sale, distribution, etc of it completely
> >illegal in the US.
> >