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

Turing Award winner and globally renowned cryptographer Adi Shamir has confirmed that the US Government did not grant him a renewal of his tourist visa and thus prevented him from attending the RSA Conference this year. He questioned whether it was time to think of hosting top scientific confernces elsewhere.

Published in Security

Turing Award winner Adi Shamir, the renowned cryptographer who provides the initial S in the well-known RSA cryptography algorithm, is missing from the annual RSA Security conference as he apparently could not obtain a visa to enter the United States.

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