ALERT: Join thousands of net users in their fight against the White House! (9/4/96) (fwd)

VAUGHAN RAYMOND SANDERSON (skater1@deakin.edu.au)
Fri, 6 Sep 1996 12:42:12 +1000 (EST)


We may not want business on the internet, however to be able to have
security in sending private messages to one another etc we need
encryption. Encryption should be of key importance to Anarchists as no
encryption is a invasion of civil liberties.

Encryption possibly could be used to bypass the money system. As
censorship attempts on the net and the
creeping of information capitalism raises it head in the future, we must
support encryption to undermine these things from happening.

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Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 00:11:46 -0400 (EDT)
From: Voters Telecommunications Watch <shabbir@vtw.org>
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Subject: ALERT: Join thousands of net users in their fight against the White House! (9/4/96)

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NET LUMINARIES JOIN THOUSANDS IN SIGNING PRO-ENCRYPTION PETITION
http://www.crypto.com/petition/
CRYPTO ACTION WEEK ENDS WITH JUDICIARY HEARING ON HR 3011 (9/11/96)

Date: September 4, 1996

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INTRODUCTION

This week is a hard week for many working on the encryption issue. The
House pro-encryption bill, SAFE (HR 3011), will have a hearing in the
Judiciary committee on September 11. Between now and then, individuals
and industry representatives will be calling on their legislators to support
HR 3011.

On the other side of the issue, the White House is expected to release their
"solution" to the encryption debate no earlier than September 8th. It will
surprise no one if it is designed to be in the best interests of law
enforcement with concerns for privacy placed dead last.

Be a part of this assault on the White House by signing the pro-encryption
petition at http://www.crypto.com/petition/

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JOIN PHIL ZIMMERMANN, BRUCE SCHNEIER, AND OTHER CYBER LUMINARIES!

The following petition can be signed onto at http://www.crypto.com/petition/

The Information Revolution is being held hostage by an
outdated, Cold War-era U.S. encryption policy.

Current U.S. export controls and other initiatives are slowing
the widespread availability of strong encryption products,
endangering the privacy and security of electronic
communications, harming the competitiveness of U.S. businesses,
and threatening the future of electronic commerce and the
growth of the Global Information Infrastructure (GII).

We the undersigned Internet users and concerned citizens
strongly support Congressional efforts to address this critical
issue. Bills are currently pending in both Houses of Congress
which would:

-Relax export controls on encryption technology;
-Prohibit the government from imposing "Key Escrow" solutions
domestically; and
-Recognize the importance of privacy and security for the future of
electronic commerce, individual liberty, and the success of the
Internet.

We urge Congress to act NOW to enact a U.S. encryption policy that
promotes electronic privacy and security.

Join Phil Zimmerman, author of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), Bruce Schneier,
author of "Applied Cryptography", Dr. Matt Blaze of Tessera card fame, Phil
Karn and Vince Cate as they pressure the White House to change their
wrong-headed encryption policies.

Add your name to theirs at http://www.crypto.com/petition/ !

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