1997-01-14 - Re: Newt’s phone calls

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From: Toto <toto@sk.sympatico.ca>
To: Clay Olbon II <olbon@ix.netcom.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-01-14 07:52:38 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 23:52:38 -0800 (PST)

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From: Toto <toto@sk.sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 23:52:38 -0800 (PST)
To: Clay Olbon II <olbon@ix.netcom.com>
Subject: Re: Newt's phone calls
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Message-ID: <32DB4959.8D1@sk.sympatico.ca>
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Clay Olbon II wrote:
> I just caught the news reports of Newt Gingrich's cell phone calls being
> taped by "a little old retired couple" with a scanner.  These were then
> given to a congressman, who gave them to a newspaper.
> The take on this that we won't hear is: "This is outrageous!  Why don't
> cell-phones offer encryption to ensure our privacy?"

  Cell-phone encryption is 'essential' for 'important' people.
  However, it is 'dangerous' in the hands of the 'citizens' (translate
to mean 'schmucks').
  The government doesn't object to crack-dealers having cryptography
capabilities, they just want to make sure that those crack-dealers
work for the CIA (freelancers need not apply).