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Encryption technology is not an enemy of the state
The inventor of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), Phil Zimmerman, got into a great deal of trouble when he released the original code because of the reactions of many US activists. They uploaded his software to as many bulletin boards as possible in an act of defiance against the US Government, which was trying to ban public key encryption. Zimmerman lived for years with the threat of indictments hanging over his head.
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