1997-07-17 - Verisign gets export approval

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From: Bill Stewart <stewarts@ix.netcom.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-07-17 05:53:18 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 13:53:18 +0800

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From: Bill Stewart <stewarts@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 13:53:18 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Verisign gets export approval
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Forwarded from PGP-USERS list:
> First PGPInc and now VeriSign? Hmmm. Is this telling us something?

     "VeriSign on Monday said it received permission from 
       the U.S. Department of Commerce to export 128-bit 
       strong encryption software and issue digital 
       identifications to approved organizations based on 
       that software. "

     "Under the 128-bit scheme approved by the U.S. 
      government Monday, companies will not need to 
      place their encryption keys in escrow, or submit 
      to U.S. government key-recovery requirements in 
     order to use VeriSign's software, company officials said."

#			Thanks;  Bill
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