1996-12-17 - Re: KRA_gak

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From: jim bell <jimbell@pacifier.com>
To: John Young <cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <199612170340.TAA20937@mail.pacifier.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-17 03:40:13 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 19:40:13 -0800 (PST)

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From: jim bell <jimbell@pacifier.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 19:40:13 -0800 (PST)
To: John Young <cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: KRA_gak
Message-ID: <199612170340.TAA20937@mail.pacifier.com>
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At 07:50 AM 12/13/96 -0500, John Young wrote:
> 12-12-96
> "High-Tech Leaders to Facilitate Recovery of Encrypted
> Information Globally. Key Recovery Alliance Welcomes 29 
> New Members"
> The key recovery alliance has more than tripled its membership 
> and identified its charter objectives.
> + expediting the widespread, global use of strong encryption 
> + evaluating technologies that are flexible and scaleable to meet
> various changing commercial needs and policies 
> + promoting interoperability between different key recovery and 
> non-key recovery solutions 
> + defining a commercial infrastructure for worldwide development 
> of strong encryption 
> + maximizing security for business

While this will, of course, be obvious to those frequenting CP, notice a 
curious fact here:  The commentary above refers to the organization as a 
"Key Recovery Alliance."  Well, one might normally expect that organizations 
are usually named based on their primary raison d'etre.  Yet, the objectives 
listed above clearly do not require, or even desire, "Key Recovery."  Quite 
the opposite, in fact.  If there was any need to demonstrate the 
illegitimacy of this  arrangement to the press or public, you need merely 
show that the people and organizations participating in it don't even 
consider the goal implicit in the name to be a desireable outcome.

Jim Bell