Transport-level encryption with Tcpcrypt
Posted Aug 26, 2010 6:13 UTC (Thu) by djao
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The NSA is far too secretive for anyone to procure a reliable citation for such allegations. However, given that we all agree the NSA did block encryption from being deployed on the internet during the 1990s, during a period which was at least as crucial to the formation of today's internet as the old ARPANET, what difference does it make? There's no logical reason why the NSA's position on this issue would change between 1970 and 1990. Occam's Razor certainly implies that the NSA opposed encryption software deployment consistently throughout this entire timeframe, and they had ample ability and opportunity to take action behind the scenes, out of public view.
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