1996-12-06 - Re: Crypto hits the mainstream

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From: “Timothy C. May” <tcmay@got.net>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-06 06:28:09 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 22:28:09 -0800 (PST)

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From: "Timothy C. May" <tcmay@got.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 22:28:09 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Crypto hits the mainstream
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At 8:48 PM -0800 12/5/96, Greg Broiles wrote:
>PC Magazine's web site has a prominent article reviewing four PC-based
>crypto apps: they all seem to be oriented towards storage security not
>communications security (to adopt Tim's taxonomy). The apps are from

A good way of putting things. I wann't thinking in terms of a strict
tanonomy of "storage" vs. "communications,: but this is certainly so. The
government wants access to our _commuinications_,, while it is our
_storage_ that we as users are interested in protected.

(Not that I grant them access to "storage," but it's important to point out
that their claims about helping to protect ciitizen-units are bogus, too.)


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