Re: Choke Carnivore Day

From Chung Leong <>
Date Fri, 8 Sep 2000 20:44:21 -0700

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I must disagree. Using encrpytion isn't always so wonder an idea. Like, for
example, why the hell would I use crypto on messages I sent to this list?
Won't I be basically providing solid proof to law enforcement that the
messages came from me? The way SMTP works, you really can't legally prove
who wrote what to whom--and that in itself is a form of protection from

Besides, while encryption masks the content of messages, it cannot hide the
identities of the sender and recipient, thus a system like carnivore will
still pick it up. The FBI might not be able to decipher the messages, but
the thing is, they don't have to. It's often useful enough to know that two
people are in communication.

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