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PGP inventor Phil Zimmermann: Open source, Legislative & judicial actions needed to pushback surveillance state

The National Security Agency might have been able to circumvent some aspects of encryption, but there are still options and plenty of good encryption solutions, according to Phil Zimmermann, who is co-founder of Silent Circle and inventor of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). He argued that instead of focusing too much on technical issues, it is time to tackle the issue of surveillance state from the aspect of civil liberties. Phil Zimmermann, co-founder Silent Circle & inventor of PGP. (Photo courtesy of Phil Zimmermann)