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[ NNSquad ] NSA employee will continue to co-chair influential crypto standards group

NSA employee will continue to co-chair influential crypto standards group

http://j.mp/1bOBu7o  (Ars Technica)

    "Kevin Igoe, a senior cryptographer with the NSA's Commercial Solutions
     Center, is one of two co-chairs of the Crypto Forum Research Group
     (CFRG), which provides cryptographic guidance to working groups that
     develop widely used standards for the Internet Engineering Task Force
     (IETF). On Sunday, the chair of the group that oversees appointments
     to the CFRG rejected a recent call that Igoe be removed in light of
     recent revelations the NSA has worked to deliberately weaken
     international encryption standards."

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I feel this is the correct decision. Unless there is evidence to
present that this individual has behaved in a dishonorable or
otherwise inappropriate manner, he should not be subjected to summary
dismissal more suitable for witch hunt hysteria.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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