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Re: An Idea

  • From: Peter Galbavy
  • Date: Sat Sep 15 04:19:48 2001

> 2) The transmitted data would be sent encrypted and only the
> ciphertext would be recorded by the ground stations.  Encryption would
> be done using symmetric ciphers.  The encryption key would be set
> before every flight by a NTSB technician, and known only by the NTSB
> (or the equivalent agency if the flight originates overseas).

With the greatest of respect at this time, I still wish that US posters would
consider the outside world. I find it difficult to believe, genuinely, that
after what happened last week, people still have the mindset that US-based
agencies somehow have worldwide authority and access. The NTSB is a US agency,
and any scheme like this - which in my mind has great merit - would need the
oversite of an international agency to work.