[cryptography] Key escrow 2012

ianG iang at iang.org
Thu Mar 29 21:24:47 EDT 2012


On 30/03/12 09:38 AM, Jon Callas wrote:

> Also, there wasn't a PGP system. The PGP "additional decryption key" is really what we'd call a "data leak prevention" hook today, but that term didn't exist then. Certainly, lots of cypherpunks called it that at the time, but the government types who were talking up the concept blasted it as merely a way to mock (using that very word) the concept.



And therein lies another story!  Which always seems to end:  and then we 
lost the crypto wars.  I treat it as a great learning experience.



iang



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