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Top Netscape Scientist Quits

Sep 29, 1998, 21:35 (0 Talkback[s])

Netscape Communications chief scientist, Taher Elgamal, has left the software company to form a Silicon Valley computer-security start-up, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The Egyptian-born scientist is known for inventing a data-scrambling technology adapted by the U.S. government for creating digital signatures, a technique for verifying the identity of people who send electronic messages, the report said.

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