[Pharo-project] Just starting out
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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 :)
>> Basically, encryption is a weapon.
> 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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