PGP code book, distributed to route around export restrictions, on eBay


Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is an email encryption system originally released at a time the U.S. government wanted to treat all such encryption as military technology. To route around an absurd prohibition on exporting such software, its creator, Phil Zimmerman, published the entire source code as a dead-tree book and exported that instead. A copy of that book (alas, not a moldy tome filled with blackletter illuminations) is now on eBay.

Auction [eBay via Wired: Threat Level]

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