Geeks Gather to Back Crypto

    Date17 Sep 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    3268
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Rob Carlson is worried about something that most Americans would consider entirely obscure: the future of encryption technology. Carlson, a 21-year-old programmer who typically sports a floppy, pin-studded safari hat, fears that the U.S. Congress, in the wake of last week's . . . Rob Carlson is worried about something that most Americans would consider entirely obscure: the future of encryption technology. Carlson, a 21-year-old programmer who typically sports a floppy, pin-studded safari hat, fears that the U.S. Congress, in the wake of last week's bloody attacks, may vote for anti-terrorism legislation that also threatens privacy. "There's nothing as permanent as a temporary restriction," he says.

    In an announcement distributed online Friday, Carlson suggested that like-minded geeks gather at the University of Maryland's Baltimore campus on Saturday and Sunday "in order to get the word out about the importance of civil liberties" and prepare for the worst on Capitol Hill.

    Be sure to also read John Gilmore's comments about providing a safe-haven for crypto projects.

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