Now Phil Zimmermann wants to do the same thing for phone calls. A final version is scheduled to follow in late September.
PGP[ edit ] Inhe wrote the popular Pretty Good Privacy PGP program, and made it available together with its source code through public FTP for download, the first widely available program implementing public-key cryptography.
Shortly thereafter, it became available overseas via the Internet, though Zimmermann has said he had no part in its distribution outside the United States.
Phil is also a Co-Founder of Silent Circle, a provider of secure communications services. Before founding PGP Inc, Phil was a software engineer with more than 20 years of experience, specializing in cryptography and data security, data communications, and real-time embedded systems.
The United States Government had long regarded cryptographic software as a munition, and thus subject to [[export of cryptography arms trafficking export controls. At that time, the boundary between what cryptography was permitted "low-strength" and impermissible "high-strength" for export from the United States was placed such that PGP fell on the too-strong-to-export side of the boundary.
The boundary for legal export has since been raised and now allows PGP to be exported. The investigation lasted three years, but was finally dropped without filing charges. Zimmermann served as a special advisor and consultant to that firm until Symantec acquired PGP Corporation in He was a principal designer of the cryptographic key agreement protocol the "association model" for the Wireless USB standard.
Silent Circle[ edit ] Along with Mike Janke, in he created Silent Circle, a secure hardware and subscription based software security company.
The goal of the organization is to work on a new protocol to replace PGP that will encrypt metadata, among other things that PGP is not capable of. Awards and other recognition[ edit ] Zimmermann has received numerous technical and humanitarian awards for his pioneering work in cryptography: Inhe received the Norbert Wiener Award for Social and Professional Responsibility for promoting the responsible use of technology.
InNewsweek also named Zimmermann one of the "Net 50", the 50 most influential people on the Internet.The user manual for PGP, written by Zimmermann in and updated seven years later, is a startling prediction of the mass surveillance methods that were eventually adopted by the NSA after 9/ Jun 12, · Security Phil Zimmermann's post-PGP project: privacy for a price.
Phil Zimmermann released PGP for free, but he's planning to charge about $20 a . The technology that Google will use is public key encryption, and it's been around for a long time and publicly available ever since , when Phil Zimmermann created PGP (which stands for pretty good privacy).
From then on, anyone who really wanted to communicate securely could have used PGP. Aug 02, · Philip R. "Phil" Zimmermann, Jr. (born February 12, ) is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), the most widely used email encryption software in the world. He is also known for his work in VoIP encryption protocols, notably Occupation: Creator, Pretty Good Privacy.
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