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FC: Commerce Department defends encryption restricti

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Date:          Thu, 08 Apr 1999 16:11:50 -0400
From:          Declan McCullagh <>
Subject:       FC: Commerce Department defends encryption restrictions

[I am hosting the post-CFP party this year. It is this evening. If you
are at the conference and need the info, email me. --Declan]

                     Crypto Cabal: Make Code Not Guns
                     by Declan McCullagh 

                     12:00 p.m.  8.Apr.99.PDT
                     WASHINGTON -- If you haven't heard of
                     the Wassenaar Arrangement, don't worry.
                     Nobody else has either. 

                     But this heretofore obscure international
                     treaty will have more impact on your life
                     than you may think. The agreement
                     restricts software that can shield your
                     identity and personal information from
                     prying eyes on the Internet. 

                     It also doesn't make a whole lot of sense,
                     some panelists said Thursday at the
                     Computers, Freedom, and Privacy
                     conference in Washington. 

                     [...remainder snipped...]

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