Forwarded from: Kevin Townsend <ktownsendat_private> Jack Straw (UK Foreign Secretary, formerly Home Secretary) was interviewed on BBC Radio's Today. Commentary from ITsecurity.com: http://www.itsecurity.com/comment1.htm "These comments from the UK’s Foreign Secretary Jack Straw (formerly the Home Secretary) would be comic if they were not so scary. The extent to which they mislead is breathtaking and frightening... "...I would like to challenge Mr Straw to present evidence that these, or indeed, any terrorists have ever used encryption that could have been unencrypted via government's proposed legislation. The idea that people with no concept of the sanctity of life would obey UK laws on encryption beggars belief. "This is sheer and crass misrepresentation of history. From one of the most powerful politicians in the UK." Kevin Townsend editor: ITsecurity.com: The Encyclopedia of Computer Security http://www.ITsecurity.com Tel: +44 1626 836838 mailto:k.townsendat_private - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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