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Steven Levy

Mar 3, 2020

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The Untold Story of the Man That Made Mainstream Encryption Possible

Meet Whit Diffie, the man who invented public key cryptography and brought encryption to the masses

Whitfield Diffie, winner of the 2015 Turing Prize, speaks during the 7th Internet Security Conference (ISC).
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