1994-04-30 - spooks on cypherpunks

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From: hughes@ah.com (Eric Hughes)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 1fd912331842f45839d8d31a9ddafe1301363797e35ea6aa37eb9bb07168d77b
Message ID: <9404300647.AA23430@ah.com>
Reply To: <m0pwh1T-000IDpC@crynwr>
UTC Datetime: 1994-04-30 06:50:40 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 29 Apr 94 23:50:40 PDT

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From: hughes@ah.com (Eric Hughes)
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 94 23:50:40 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: spooks on cypherpunks
In-Reply-To: <m0pwh1T-000IDpC@crynwr>
Message-ID: <9404300647.AA23430@ah.com>
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>the public reasoning for
>Clipper never includes "Clipper exists to displace ubiquitious public
>key crypto".

That's because it won't.  Public key techniques will still be used for
key management and authentication.

The problem with Clipper is that one will have no secrecy with respect
to any sufficiently powerful entity, using the government as a vector.