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Author Diffie, Whitfield.

Title Privacy on the line : the politics of wiretapping and encryption / Whitfield Diffie, Susan Landau
Edition Updated and expanded edition
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2007]


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Description xvii, 472 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents Cryptography -- Cryptography and public policy -- National security -- Law enforcement -- Privacy : protections and threats -- Wiretapping -- Communications in the 1990s -- Cryptography in the 1990s -- And then it all changed -- Après le déluge
Summary "In Privacy on the Line, Whitfield Diffie and Susan Landau strip away the hype surrounding the policy debate over privacy to examine the national-security, law-enforcement, commercial, and civil-liberties issues. They discuss the social function of privacy, how it underlies a democratic society, and what happens when it is lost. This updated and expanded edition revises their original - and prescient - discussions of policy and technology in light of recent controversies over NSA spying and other government threats to communications privacy."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Constitutional law
Defence strategy & policies
Telecommunications & postal services
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [401]-443) and index
Subject Electronic intelligence -- United States.
Wiretapping -- United States.
Data encryption (Computer science) -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Electronic surveillance -- Political aspects -- United States.
Telecommunication -- Political aspects -- United States.
Privacy, Right of -- United States.
Author Landau, Susan Eva.
LC no. 2006035514
ISBN 9780262042406 hardcover alkaline paper
0262042401 hardcover alkaline paper
Other Titles Politics of wiretapping and encryption