[Cryptography] October 28th is now National Cryptography Day

Phillip Hallam-Baker phill at hallambaker.com
Sun Nov 13 17:06:02 EST 2016

On Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 4:26 PM, Philip Whitehouse <philip at whiuk.com> wrote:

> 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.

​It didn't need to. The election came down to 100K votes in three states.

What I am certain of is that 28th Oct is a day that is going to resonate
with at least one party. ​
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