FW: The Zimmermann Telegram

Dan Kohn (dan@teledesic.com)
Mon, 31 Mar 1997 12:45:23 -0800

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Del Torto [SMTP:ddt@pgp.com]
Sent: Monday, March 31, 1997 12:00 PM
To: telegram-request@pgp.com
Subject: The Zimmermann Telegram


[please excuse crosspost] [expires 30 April 97]

Ladies, Gentlemen & Cryptographers,

I'm pleased to announce the imminent release of the premier issue of the
new "Zimmermann Telegram" newsletter. The Zimmermann Telegram will be a
regularly-published, paper-based, English-language technical update
newsletter from PGP's engineering staff, and will cover a variety of
cryptographic and other lighthearted topics which we may otherwise be
restricted from discussing via electronic media. The newsletter will be
sent, in compliance with US law, by regular postal mail to anyone
interested in technical information about PGP -- anywhere in the world.

If you are now developing PGP-related freeware, shareware, commercial or
academic cryptographic software, or you plan in future to become a
registered PGP Developer or PGP World Partner (those programs are currently
under construction and will be formally announced later) or if you are just
interested in technical information about cryptography, we think you'll
enjoy reading our newsletter.

In the premier issue, along with important updates regarding changes to the
PGP packet format, CRC security problems and new extensions to the PGP key
format which are not available through any other medium, you'll learn about
the significance of the "Zimmermann Telegram" name. Meanwhile, visit this
page: <http://www.nara.gov/nara/digital/teaching/zimmermann/zimmerma.html>.

Scheduled to be mailed imminently, the premier issue will be sent free to
anyone who provides us with a postal mail address. After that, regular
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deploy rapidly. :)

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Senior Technical Evangelist +1.415.572.1932 fax
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