Zimmermannís Law: PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder Phil Zimmermann
Source: GigaOM - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptography Phil Zimmermann, creator of PGP, in a wide-ranging interview talks about the corrupting nature of big data, the end of privacy and the rise of the surveillance society. He also shared his thoughts on Mooreís Law and its marriage to public policy, and why Silent Circle shutdown its email-service. Phil Zimmermann might be a technologist, but he tends to get philosophical when it comes to the issues of privacy and security and how they intersect with our society. A cryptographer, in 1991, he created Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), an email encryption software and published it for free on the internet. Since then he has become an eloquent proponent for the need for privacy and tools.

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