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Cryptography expert Ronald Rivest has dismissed the idea that blockchains would be of any use in voting systems, saying it was something like bringing a combination lock to a kitchen fire.

Published in Security

The US, which touts itself as the land of the free, should hang its head in shame over the refusal to renew a tourist visa for celebrated Israeli cryptographer Adi Shamir so he could attend the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week, an event he co-founded 27 years ago.

Published in Open Sauce

Public-key cryptography pioneer Whitfield Diffie has poured scorn on former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull over the latter's comment that "the laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia" made in the run-up to the introduction of the encryption bill in Parliament last year.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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