Essays: 1995 Archives

Protect Your E-Mail

  • Bruce Schneier
  • Macworld
  • November 1995
Safeguard your messages today, and prepare for electronic commerce tomorrow

You may have just started using the Internet for your business, but scientists, academics, and computer programmers have been using it for years. It was designed specifically as a public network for sharing information. Because the availability of information was the priority, provisions for data security were not considered essential. But now that you're sending proprietary business information over the Internet that openness can become a drawback.

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Electronic Speech - For Domestic Use Only

  • Bruce Schneier
  • Network World
  • January 16, 1995

The U.S. State Department recently ruled that some forms of electronic speech are not protected by the First Amendment and can be prohibited from export. This decision raises questions about freedom of speech on the information superhighway. As business communications continue to migrate from paper mail to electronic mail, these questions will become more important.

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