Letter : Code conundrum

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The Independent Online
Sir: I am surprised to see your leading article "Spies show their intelligence" (2 October) comparing the US government's encryption proposals to Cold War intelligence gathering. No foreign power or international terrorist is going to deposit decryption keys with a third party, or use software that insists on this. The only people who will do so, and hence the only people who can be spied upon, will be law-abiding citizens and corporations in friendly nations.


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