1997-01-21 - RE: Newt’s phone calls

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From: “Phillip M. Hallam-Baker” <hallam@ai.mit.edu>
To: “‘Jeff Barber’” <jeffb@issl.atl.hp.com>
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Message ID: <01BC07A9.10CE1520@crecy.ai.mit.edu>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-01-21 19:43:44 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 11:43:44 -0800 (PST)

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From: "Phillip M. Hallam-Baker" <hallam@ai.mit.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 11:43:44 -0800 (PST)
To: "'Jeff Barber'" <jeffb@issl.atl.hp.com>
Subject: RE: Newt's phone calls
Message-ID: <01BC07A9.10CE1520@crecy.ai.mit.edu>
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>No, the real danger in weak crypto is that the poorly-informed will not
>think about it *at all*.  If we had "poor crypto", Newt probably wouldn't
>have been embarrassed by this sort of casual interception, and the issue
>wouldn't have been raised in the public mind.  But our communications
>still wouldn't be safe from more determined attackers.  Brouhahas like
>these are good for the pro-(strong-)crypto agenda.

Not the way we've being going on, Zero coverage of the
crypto issue, zip, nada. That points to EFF and CDT not
being on the ball on the crypto issue.