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[FYI] The keyboard as weapon


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The keyboard as weapon  

When calling from a mobile phone or sending e-mail, most people 
assume that no one else is listening to their conversation or reading 
their mail. If, however, they want to be absolutely sure of this, 
they must encrypt these messages. Protecting one’s privacy or 
sensitive information can be good and legitimate reasons for using 
encryption. Police and intelligence services, however, seem to think 
that encryption is suspicious by definition. Their line of reasoning 
is that anyone who encrypts a message has something to hide. The 
possibilities for the police to intercept communications have reached 
unprecedented heights, but recently, the wide scale use of encryption 
has threatened to bring this development to a halt, something that 
the authorities are none too pleased about.  


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