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[FYI] Auch das Finanzamt will mitlauschen
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Kryptodebatte 1: Polizei und Geheimdienste wollen lauschen
Kryptodebatte 2: Jugenschutzfilter und das Rights Protection
System wollen lauschen dürfen und bei Bedarf Man-In-The-Middle
Wie vorhergesagt jetzt Kryptodebatte 3: Das Finanzamt (hier:
das US IRS) fragt sich: Is Encryption Tax-Protective?
Is Encryption Tax-Protective?
by Declan McCullagh
3:00 a.m. Jul. 15, 2000 PDT
WASHINGTON -- It used to be FBI Director Louis Freeh who
would rail against online anonymity and argue that Americans
should not be allowed to use encryption software without
Now it's the U.S. Treasury Department -- home to the Secret
Service, the IRS, and the Customs Service -- that's complaining.
"Problems could arise from the increasing sophistication of
Internet encryption codes that are established for valid reasons
of commercial secrecy but can also be used to conceal relevant
tax details from tax administrations," Treasury Secretary
Lawrence Summers said this week.
"In such a world, it will be easier for companies to avoid tax
collectors by operating worldwide through websites based in
jurisdictions that are unwilling to share taxpayer information,"
Summers told a gathering of international tax administrators in
Summers pleaded with his colleagues to craft global rules that
would require Americans to pay taxes when buying products
online or getting paid electronically.
"X was designed to run three programs: xterm, xload, and xclock. (The
of a window manager was added as an afterthought, and it shows.)"
-- Don Hopkins