[Cryptography] $750k Fine for exporting crypto

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Tue Nov 4 13:41:33 EST 2014

Jeroen van der Ham <jeroen at dckd.nl> writes:

>That's not a crypto issue, that's broader Sino-American politics. Everything
>else seemed tacked on out of necessity.

That was my feeling too when this was first reported: Someone's being hit with
the crypto-controls universal hammer for something else, either something
they've done or something they're not doing ("we want you to do X for us, it'd
be a real shame if we suddenly found out that one of your products violated
some export control or other").  These things don't just suddenly pop up for
no reason...


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