Re: Brief: Separating the Fact from Fiction [telecom]

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Is there anything new here? The two sides have been making essentially
the same arguments for decades (remember the "Clipper Chip"?). The
decentralized nature of TCP/IP and the Internet means that in open
societies like ours, you can't force the bad guys to use the
technology that provides backdoors.

To borrow a maxim, "if it's a crime to use strong encryption, only
criminals will use strong encryption."

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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