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TechWeb: IBM Will Ship PCs With 256-Bit Encryption

Feb 29, 2000, 23:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mo Krochmal)

"IBM on Wednesday will announce it will offer for export PCs capable of handling 256-bit digital key encryption."

"The machines will be available on March 10, making Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM among the first to make this technology widely available, an IBM executive said."

"IBM received permission from the Department of Commerce last week to build and offer the computers -- part of the U.S. government's move to ease restrictions on the export of encryption technology that at one time was considered the digital equivalent of a munition."

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