1997-01-14 - Re: Newt’s phone calls

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From: Nurdane Oksas <oksas@asimov.montclair.edu>
To: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-01-14 10:48:06 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 02:48:06 -0800 (PST)

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From: Nurdane Oksas <oksas@asimov.montclair.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 02:48:06 -0800 (PST)
To: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
Subject: Re: Newt's phone calls
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On Mon, 13 Jan 1997, Dale Thorn wrote:
> 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?"
> > Unfortunately, I think crypto is still so far beneath the public
> > consciousness that the obvious solution to these sorts of problems is
> > ignored in favor of the "there oughta be a law" non-solution.  (Of course,
> > in this case there is a law!) What I really hope this incident spawns is a
> > market ...
> I'm not sure what crypto will do to voice transmission, but from my
> own personal example:  I just bought two Motorola portable phones
> (46 mhz) with Secure Clear(r) voice scrambling.  On my AOR 8000
> scanner, it sounds to my ears like very muffled Chinese.

	How much did the two cost?