The past two weeks have brought key cases on encryption as well as policy debates about its regulation to the fore. In the courts are two professors who are testing their legal rights to use and teach cryptography. On Capitol Hill are the politicians, law enforcement officials, bureaucrats, companies, and advocates advancing and opposing export restrictions and mandatory key recovery. Here's a look at the most recent stories.
White House shuns FBI crypto plan
By Dan Goodin
update The Clinton administration's top official on encryption policy backs away from a controversial proposal to regulate domestic use of encryption.
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