1994-07-22 - Clipper Chip retreat

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From: “Claborne, Chris” <claborne@microcosm.sandiegoca.NCR.COM>
To: cypherpunks <cypherpunks@toad.com>
Message Hash: 54b9a3d17049e0f0840c2155bed23a972eea9a4d18bf2a7a9fd836e1d6705939
Message ID: <2E2EA933@microcosm.SanDiegoCA.NCR.COM>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-07-22 04:26:54 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 21 Jul 94 21:26:54 PDT

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From: "Claborne, Chris" <claborne@microcosm.sandiegoca.NCR.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 94 21:26:54 PDT
To: cypherpunks <cypherpunks@toad.com>
Subject: Clipper Chip retreat
Message-ID: <2E2EA933@microcosm.SanDiegoCA.NCR.COM>
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   Congratulations!  I consider the "Clipper Chip retreat" a victory for the 
Cypherpunks, EFF, and inhabitants of cyberspace.  We have succeeded in a 
tactic often used by three letter agencies... Stall!  The "stall" tactic 
lets you re-supply, regroup and plan the next attack .

   This event slows the government down and will provide the inhabitants of 
cyberspace more time to develop a defacto encryption system (PGP, RIPEM, 
PEM, etc) that will overshadow any scheme deployed by government.  It also 
gives us time to continue the fight against "Key-escrow" and government back 

This message may be a little premature but if true, we should be ready for 
the next offensive.  (yes offensive).  This bit of information also makes me 
wander what their next move might be.  It could be... "NEWS FLASH... Drug 
lord goes free because he is using non-key-escrow crypto..."

                                        ...  __o
                                       ..   -\<,
chris.claborne@sandiegoca.ncr.com      ...(*)/(*).          CI$: 76340.2422
PGP Pub Key fingerprint =  A8 FA 55 92 23 20 72 69  52 AB 64 CC C7 D9 4F CA
Avail on Pub Key server.