[Pharo-project] Just starting out

Douglas Brebner squeaklists at fang.demon.co.uk
Thu May 5 09:11:28 CEST 2011

On 04/05/2011 08:58, Toon Verwaest wrote:
> On 05/04/2011 09:53 AM, Sven Van Caekenberghe wrote:
>> On 04 May 2011, at 09:41, Toon Verwaest wrote:
>>> On 05/04/2011 07:20 AM, Stéphane Ducasse wrote:
>>>> this is because they are forced to do so because of a new law in 
>>>> the us about crypto.
>>>> Believe they do not like that.
>>> What law is that, and why? Sounds interesting :)
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_of_cryptography_in_the_United_States
>> Basically, encryption is a weapon.
>> Sven
> Uncrackable encryption will allow drug lords, spies, terrorists and 
> even violent gangs to communicate about their crimes and their 
> conspiracies with impunity. We will lose one of the few remaining 
> vulnerabilities of the worst criminals and terrorists upon which law 
> enforcement depends to successfully investigate and often prevent the 
> worst crimes.
> For this reason, the law enforcement community is unanimous in calling 
> for a balanced solution to this problem.

I have to wonder if the people behind this realise that public key 
encryption was originally invented in the UK, not the USA which makes 
export controls rather pointless :)

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