NEGATIVE - DISADVANTAGE PRIVACY HURTS SECURITY 201
PROMOTING ENCRYPTION INCREASES CRIMINAL ACTIVITY - SHELL
A. ENCRYPTION TECHNIQUES HELPS CRIMINALS
NEAL THOMPSON; The Buffalo News, February 2, 1999, SECTION: CLICK, Pg. 8E TITLE: WHITFIELD DIFFIE'S CRUSADE FOR PRIVACY // acs-EE2001
But the NSA, and the FBI, say government must control encryption -- mainly to prevent criminals from keeping too many computerized secrets.
B. ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGY HELPS A WIDE RANGE OF CRIMINALS AND TERRORISTS
The Boston Globe, July 14, 1999, SECTION: ECONOMY; Pg. E2 TITLE: Reno, Freeh: Don't ease controls on encryption; Scrambling technology a threat, they say // acs-EE2001
Attorney General Janet Reno and FBI Director Louis Freeh registered Clinton administration objections yesterday to encryption-decontrol legislation that is widely supported by high-tech companies.
They said increasing numbers of terrorist groups, drug traffickers, child pornographers, and financial criminals already are using the scrambling technology to avoid detection and frustrate prosecution.