Interview: Cryptographer Phil Zimmermann on encrypted email and defeating US export controls

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Zimmermann wrote the book on encryption - literally
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Zimmermann wrote the book on encryption - literally

'I can't decrypt my own messages. There's an irony to that I guess'

Encryption is hard. Despite the best efforts of people like Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) inventor Phil Zimmermann, most people couldn't encrypt a file or send an encrypted email if you paid them to. P...

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