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Australia reviews defence export controls, perhaps easing cryptography research

John Robson Silver badge

Re: "exploit licenses"

Not quite how PGP got out and about:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy#Criminal_investigation

It's a pretty good story - I was vaguely aware that it had been printed, and had assumed that that was how it had been exported, but that was apparently a legal wrangle later in the process.

The initial export was as an upload to a newsgroup with a 'US Only' tag (because the author didn't, at the time, know all that much about how usenet routed messages).

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