Internet privacy

VAUGHAN RAYMOND SANDERSON (skater1@deakin.edu.au)
Tue, 1 Oct 1996 13:19:51 +1000 (EST)


This mail may seem contradictory to our ends but support for this bill is
definately a step towards a medium which provides our means. Privacy on
the net means being able to bypass money system ?
Without it your mails could be being read. I would like more privacy than
a postcard , wouldn't you ?

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To: crypto-news@panix.com
Subject: INFO: Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale signs the pro-crypto petition! (9/26/96)

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MORE NET LUMINARIES JOIN THOUSANDS IN SIGNING PRO-ENCRYPTION PETITION
http://www.crypto.com/petition/
JUDICIARY HEARING ON HR 3011 (9/25/96)

Date: September 25, 1996

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Table of Contents
Introduction
Join Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale as he signs the pro-crypto petition!
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INTRODUCTION

This is a busy last few days for Washington. In the midst of it all,
the Judiciary committee held a hearing HR 3011, beginning the process of
educating Congress for next year, and bringing in the Administration for
a regular public drubbing about their antiquated encryption regulations.

The very same day, WWW.Crypto.Com was honored to have Netscape CEO Jim
Barksdale sign onto petition that supports legislation that 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.

Jim Barksdale is no stranger to the encryption debate. He testified
at the July 25th hearing on the pro-encryption Pro-CODE bill (S1726).
You can hear him in his own words by listening to the RealAudio transcript
of the hearing cybercast at http://www.crypto.com/events/072596/

We'll be continuing the petition throughout the break and the election
and use it next year to support the encryption legislation that will
surely be introduced again.

Be a part of it by signing the petition with Jim Barksdale at
http://www.crypto.com/petition/ !

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JOIN NETSCAPE CEO JIM BARKSDALE IN FIGHTING FOR YOUR PRIVACY!

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.

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

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