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Editorial comment: Spies in the web
6 March 2000

'Big Brother only had television cameras to spy into our living rooms. Today's governments have computers, with power far beyond anything imagined by George Orwell in his chilling novel 1984. But to make best use of their surveillance of internet data, they need to have the keys to the encryption systems now routinely used to defend privacy. Yesterday Jack Straw introduced a bill in Britain's House of (Commons that would give the authorities more intrusive powers than in any other western democracy.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:08 PM Mon 6 Mar 2000 Categories: Financial Times , Privacy , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III)