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<nettime> Cox report imperils crypto bills, White House says
Declan McCullagh on Wed, 26 May 1999 08:42:03 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> Cox report imperils crypto bills, White House says


     [orig to <politech {AT} vorlon.mit.edu>]


The combination of legislators and the Internet is a dangerous one. It's
dangerous for those of us who use the Internet because we get bad laws.
It's dangerous for the Congresscritter because he looks stupid.

-Declan

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http://www.wired.com/news/news/politics/story/19864.html

                     Spy Report Imperils Crypto Bills
                     by Declan McCullagh

                     12:00 p.m.  25.May.99.PDT
                     WASHINGTON -- A new congressional
                     report claiming widespread technological
                     espionage by China will thwart any
                     changes to US encryption rules in the
                     near future, a top White House official
                     predicted Tuesday.

                     [...snip...]

                     Boucher said he also wanted to stop Web
                     sites from surreptitiously placing cookies
                     -- small data files used by Web sites to
                     track visitors -- on consumers' hard
                     drives. He said he had a bad experience
                     after enabling cookies and having his
                     browser repeatedly ask him for permission
                     to accept them.

                     "It really intimidates me. I clicked that
                     back on," said Boucher, a member of the
                     key Commerce and Judiciary committees.

                     [...snip...]


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