Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption

Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption

by Whitfield Diffie, Susan Landau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262041677

ISBN-13: 9780262041676

Pub. Date: 01/05/1998

Publisher: MIT Press

Telecommunications has never been perfectly secure, as a Cold War culture of wiretaps and international spying taught us. Yet, many of us still take our privacy for granted, even as we become more reliant than ever on telephones, computer networks, and electronic transactions of all kinds. Diffie and Landau strip away the hype to examine the national security, law

Overview

Telecommunications has never been perfectly secure, as a Cold War culture of wiretaps and international spying taught us. Yet, many of us still take our privacy for granted, even as we become more reliant than ever on telephones, computer networks, and electronic transactions of all kinds. Diffie and Landau strip away the hype to examine the national security, law enforcement, commercial, and civil liberty issues. They discuss the social function of privacy and what happens when it is lost.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262041676
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/05/1998
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the Updated and Expanded Edition     ix
Preface to the First Edition     xv
Acknowledgements     xix
Introduction     1
Cryptography     11
Cryptography and Public Policy     57
National Security     87
Law Enforcement     125
Privacy: Protections and Threats     141
Wiretapping     173
Communications in the 1990s     205
Cryptography in the 1990s     229
And Then It All Changed     249
Apres le Deluge     277
Conclusion     313
Notes     337
Glossary     393
Bibliography     401
Index     445

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