This is somewhat a test. The bounces last week were, I think, my fault, when I tried to switch the list to the 7pillars.com domain name. In the crypto news, U.S. Commerce Secretary admits export restrictions cause problems, and NSA publishes (months ago) a report on the dangers and limitations of key recovery, including some informative human threat models. -hedges- >---------- Forwarded message ---------- >Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 13:47:19 -0700 (PDT) >From: Declan McCullagh <declanat_private> >To: politechat_private >Subject: Commerce Department admits crypto-guilt > >Other Netly News items are at http://netlynews.com/ > >****** > >http://cgi.pathfinder.com/netly/afternoon/0,1012,1907,00.html > >The Netly News / Afternoon Line >Reality Bytes > > It seems as unthinkable as Sen. Dan Coats winning an ACLU free speech > award. Commerce Secretary William Daley this morning said his own > agency's encryption export restrictions have harmed high tech firms. > "The reality is that encryption products are rapidly multiplying in > the global marketplace," he said at an event where he unveiled a > mammoth electronic commerce report. "The ultimate result will be the > foreign dominance of this market." Daley advised the FBI and the > computer industry to sit down for a friendly chat, shake hands, and > cut a deal -- though he said, "I don't want to lay out what the > compromise would be." Trade associations welcomed Daley's cathartic > admission of Commerce Department guilt. "No kidding," says Lauren Hall > of the Software Publishers Association. "That's what industry has been > arguing for six years. But industry is not going to reach a compromise > that puts data security and privacy at risk." Problem is: the FBI may > not agree to anything else. --By Declan McCullagh/Washington > >X-Sender: jyaat_private >Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 19:35:47 -0400 >To: cypherpunksat_private >From: John Young <jyaat_private> >Subject: NSA GAK Report Up >Mime-Version: 1.0 >Sender: owner-cypherpunksat_private >Precedence: first-class >Reply-To: John Young <jyaat_private> >X-Loop: cypherpunksat_private > >Federal Computer Week has put the NSA critique of key >recovery on its Web site: > > http://www.fcw.com/pubs/fcw/1998/0413/web-nsareport-4-14-1998.html > >See a related FCW article today about it at: > > http://www.fcw.com/pubs/fcw/1998/0413/web-nsacdt-4-14-1998.html > >The blacked out portions of the diagrams await decoding.
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