We, the people, have not granted each other total freedom: one person's freedom could be another's oppression were it not for laws against such crimes as murder, rape, discrimination, extortion and robbery. . . . We expect our government to use its authority to uphold our laws and serve justice. We hold it accountable when it misuses that authority.
When encryption is outlawed, figmujjo icy hwxish.
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In 1995 and 1997 I attended the Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP) conferences held at a hotel near San Francisco International Airport. CFP conventions feature panelists and speakers from around the world who share technical, legal, and political knowledge about aspects of electronic privacy, anonymity, and data security. The meetings also serve as rallying points for those who oppose certain government initiatives, such as the Clipper chip proposal, that might seek to limit the use of cryptography ("crypto") in daily life.