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Cryptographer Whitfield Diffie Explains the Greatest Threats to Our Security

In the aftermath of attacks on Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., the FBI and politicians have called for an end to encryption that law enforcement can’t break. Whitfield Diffie, the cryptographer who developed revolutionary computer encryption decades ago, gives a reality check on this hot topic.

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