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Cryptographers Have an Ethics Problem (MIT Review)

Mon, September 16, 2013CERIAS Media Citings
Eugene Spafford, executive director of the CERIAS institute at Purdue University and an officer of the ACM, cautioned me against reaching simplistic ethical judgments. He said if a person is hacking computers and stealing messages to prevent a terrorist attack, they’re not necessarily in violation of the society’s code, which allows for “varying interpretations.”
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