1994-07-01 - Devil’s advocate

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From: Anonymous User <nobody@soda.berkeley.edu>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-07-01 00:42:37 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 30 Jun 94 17:42:37 PDT

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From: Anonymous User <nobody@soda.berkeley.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 94 17:42:37 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Devil's advocate
Message-ID: <199407010042.RAA19250@soda.berkeley.edu>
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I am being a sort of devil's advocate here.  Please leave the flame
throwers at home.

I see an argument of "what do you need to protect so badly that Clipper
cannot work?  Are you doing something ILLEGAL?  Clipper works, and only
trusted law enforcement personell can use the keys, therefore there is
no risk here.".

It is hard to explain to some liberal friends of mine that 
"trusted law enforcement personell" could mean judges, policeman, friends
of policeman, etc.

Just blathering on, but I have not seen any real counters to this.

PS:  Is there something out there that can do a sort of Kerboros with
PGP?  Basically the two hosts would use IDEA and RSA for communicating
with each other, and normal TCP/IP for communicating with hosts
without this program.

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