September 21, 2001

Americans want uncryption

Author: JT Smith


The Register:
"Three in four Americans favour tough anti-encryption laws, in the wake of last week's terrorist
atrocities, a survey finds.

Seventy-two per cent believe anti-encryption laws will be "somewhat" or "very" helpful in combating
terrorism, according to the survey, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates.

The survey found that 54 per cent of those asked "would favour reducing encryption of
communications to make it easier for the FBI and CIA to monitor the activities of suspected terrorists -
EVEN IF it might infringe on people's privacy and affect business practices"."

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