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  •  Please write a diary about everything you just (1+ / 0-)
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    JimWilson

    said.  Put NSA in the tags so I see it when it's up.  

    The NSA is more about protecting itself and its privileges than in protecting us.  Otherwise, they would want to encourage us all to make America's secrets (yours and my secrets) safer from spying by other countries.

    •  The issue with the State Department wasn't US (0+ / 0-)

      citizens owning excellent encryption; they knew that they weren't going to prevent that.  The issue was with black-listed foreign governments such as Iran, Iran, Libya, Cuba, etc. gaining access to the technology.

      The big sticking point from a process point of view is that the State Department wanted us to assure that each customer had the 'right' to purchase the software. They actually requested State Department pre-clearance for international sales of Lotus Notes.  Ha. That particular request didn't stay on the table very long.

      ----- GOP found drowned in Grover Norquist's bathtub.

      When it all goes wrong, hippies and engineers will save us. -- Reggie Watts

      by JimWilson on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 02:33:19 AM PDT

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