[Cryptography] October 28th is now National Cryptography Day

Philip Whitehouse philip at whiuk.com
Sun Nov 13 16:26:57 EST 2016

On 2016-11-13 06:12, Jerry Leichter wrote:
>> If Hilary had encrypted her email, she would almost certainly be
>> president elect.
>  If Hilary had encrypted her email, she would have been faced with a
> court ordering her to decrypt it. Yes, there could have been a whole
> battle over whether the 5th Amendment prevents the government from
> forcing you to disclose your password. The law on this is currently
> completely unsettled.

I think P H-B is talking about the stuff on Wikileaks, not the emails 
related to Benghazi that the FBI and the committees saw. Certainly she 
would have decrypted the Benghazi stuff for them.

I'm not convinced he's right anyway - I don't think the Wikileaks stuff 
made that much difference to the result especially when compared to more 
emotive issues like NAFTA, the Wall and so on.

-- Philip

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