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Sunday Cover (Computer Privacy) #367358

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 15, 1996
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(Studio: John Roberts) The issue of privacy on the computer Internet examined; details given of the current legal dispute over "encryption." [Pretty Good Privacy creator Phil ZIMMERMAN - talks about the advances in technology and the need for privacy.] The government's investigation of PGP as a military weapon because of its power noted. [US Justice Department Scott CHARNEY - worries about encryption programs.] [FBI James KALLSTROM - says the government needs access to the information encryptions.] [ZIMMERMAN - cites the use of PGP by the resistance movements in Burma and Tibet; says he wants to bring cryptography into the information age.] Proposal from President Clinton that the rules on encryption software be softened noted.

Reporter(s):
Roberts, John
Duration:
00:04:20

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