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Senator Backs Off Backdoors

Authors: McCullagh, Declan

Published: October 2001

URL: https://www.wired.com/2001/10/senator-backs-off-backdoors/

Tags: 2000s Backdoors Crypto Wars Crypto Wars II US Congress

Abstract: A senator changes his mind after calling for a prohibition on data-scrambling products without backdoors for government surveillance. Now, he “has no intentions” of working on such an encryption bill. Declan McCullagh reports from Washington.