Minnesota court takes dim view of encryption

Atom Smasher atom at smasher.org
Thu May 26 19:14:34 CEST 2005

On Thu, 26 May 2005, Erpo wrote:

> Cryptographic capabilities must be integrated into every popular OS and 
> application in such a way as to make it automatic and easy to encrypt 
> everything, no matter how mundane, from IMs to downloaded device 
> drivers. Once everyone is doing it, the people who really need privacy 
> can have it.

one would have to go out of their way to find a current web browser that 
doesn't support SSL/TLS. it could then be argued (by aspiring dictators) 
that anyone with a current web browser has intent to commit a crime... or 
intent to make a purchase... or intent to check their bank statement... or 
intent to log into their office securely... but probably (in the eyes of 
some) they're plotting the revolution.


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