Clipper

Chip Eavesdropping

I was appalled to read about the Clinton Administration's desire to have the Clipper Chip semiconductor device installed in most U.S. electronic equipment ((TECHNOLOGY, March 14)). Opponents of this move point out that it would allow the U.S. government to keep tabs on phone, fax and computer traffic, and so foreign consumers would not want to buy American-made electronic gear if the government could listen in. With the increasing reliance of the world on electronic devices, our privacy will shrink more and more. The Clinton Administration wants to take away our constitutional right to such privacy. Big Brother will be listening...

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