Re: anniversary

From Peter Hope-Tindall <>
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2000 16:11:08 -0400

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I don't agree.

I don't think it would do any good to 'Jam Echelon'.  There is an 
incredible about of computing resource dedicated to worldwide 
interception and processing.  I doubt whether an effort to overload/jam 
organized or not will accomplish anything! [except maybe be good for 
the hardware vendors]  ;-)

Personally, I don't particularly like the fact that my telephone call 
or my email to Aunt Sally could be intercepted and read - but - If I'm 
really concerned I'll use encryption and/or steganography to remove the 
chance of intelligent interception.

I think WE need to be pragmatic. Here is Canada - I have a great of 
respect for the current regime at CSE and quite frankly they're a lot 
more pragmatic and reasonable than other branches of government/law 

CSE is happy to do their thing (given the funding) with 
interception/cryptoanalysis, whereas CSIS and the RCMP would much 
rather you be forced to hand over your keys for escrow (at gunpoint 

Ease up on them, they're doing a job, in Canada at least with too 
little funding.  If you want to protect your communications then strong 
crypto is free and easy.


Peter Hope-Tindall

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