Top Netscape Scientist Quits

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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