JavaPhil Zimmermann: Programmer as Celebrity

Phil Zimmermann: Programmer as Celebrity

Programmers can be celebrities too. Just ask Philip (Phil) Zimmermann. He’s spent most of the last decade as a folk hero, and admits to having enjoyed that status. Just this summer, he suffered the flip side of fame as wildly inflat


Whom to Prosecute?

Whom could the US Department of Justice indict, though? Zimmermann just programmed and talked; he was careful not to engage in any “munitions exports” himself.

Despite these precautions, criminal c

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