January 12, 2001
How a group of code rebels saved your privacy
Author: JT Smith
Newsweek via MSNBC reports on recent relaxation of government encryption regulations after a long, uphill fight by privacy activists and crypto advocates. "On one side of the battle were relative nobodies: computer hackers, academics and wonky civil libertarians. On the other were some of the most powerful people in the world: spies, generals and even presidents. Guess who won."