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FC: gets encryption religion, touts PGP

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Encryption and the Right to Freedom by Phil Wells

April 11, 2003 -- As this article is being written, more and more people are becoming aware of the intricate surveillance capabilities possessed and used by government agencies and the private sector to monitor the daily communication of law-abiding American Citizens. Whether it be the ease of wiretapping and email capture that was granted under the 'Patriot Act' or the data collection brought about by the Carnivore program, few people can argue the link between personal privacy and personal freedom.

While at first glance, it may appear that those who wish to deprive you and I of the dignity and liberty that is associated with being "secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures" have an unbeatable hand, there is no need to worry, as we as citizens still have the right to exercise our 4th Amendment rights legally and for free... through the use of encryption.


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