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Eff Sues to Overturn Cryptography Restrictions

In a move aimed at expanding the growth and spread of privacy and security technologies, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is sponsoring a federal lawsuit filed today seeking to bar the government from restricting publication of cryptographic documents and software. EFF argues that the export-control laws, both on their face and...

Mathematician challenges U.S. lid on encryption software

By Rory J. O'Connor Mercury News Staff Writer A Berkeley mathematician sued the State Department Tuesday, in a case designed to challenge the government's designation of encryption software as a ``munition'' subject to extensive export controls. The policy has prevented even the publication of some schemes for individuals to protect...


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