Secure e-mail makes federal policy irrelevant

crypto       2000-01-03 
The department of commerce's export restrictions on secure encryption products keep looking dumber and dumber. Not only are they putting the United States behind in offering global business-to-business services that require secure communications, but the rules are also pointless from a law enforcement standpoint: Any crook bright enough to come in out of the rain is using one of the many encrypted e-mail services for secure communications.