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Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Cryptography concerns the securing of information, often during communication, by translating messages into cipher or code. Ciphering has always been considered vital for diplomatic and military secrecy—the Bible is replete with examples of ciphering, and many figures throughout history have written in ciphers, including Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, Mary Queen of Scots, and Louis XIV. What legal issues and controversies surround cryptography methods in the 21st century? More...
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 4:29:36 AM

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A very interesting article indeed. By the way, deciphering encrypted texts or messages is linguistically even more challenging and exciting. Those statistical and other linguistic data used to detect regularities in encrypted texts or those composed in yet unknown languages are intriguingly interesting. I have read about some prominent linguists and cryptanalysts having been involved in assessing whether some signals received from outer space are purely natural or are containing some message/sense.
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:06:09 AM

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Good article
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:55:40 AM

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Navajo Code Talkers: World War II Fact Sheet

The idea to use Navajo for secure communications came from Philip Johnston, the son of a missionary to the Navajos and one of the few non-Navajos who spoke their language fluently. Johnston, reared on the Navajo reservation, was a World War I veteran who knew of the military's search for a code that would withstand all attempts to decipher it. He also knew that Native American languages notably Choctaw had been used in World War I to encode messages.
Johnston believed Navajo answered the military requirement for an undecipherable code because Navajo is an unwritten language of extreme complexity. Its syntax and tonal qualities, not to mention dialects, make it unintelligible to anyone without extensive exposure and training. It has no alphabet or symbols, and is spoken only on the Navajo lands of the American Southwest. One estimate indicates that less than 30 non-Navajos, none of them Japanese, could understand the language at the outbreak of World War II.

This is very interesting!!
Henry Martinez
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:43:07 PM

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Of those mentioned at the beginning of the article only Charlemagne came to a good end. Navajo's were true hero's of WW2. Did Churchill really allow a village go be bombed in England during the second World War so the Nazi's wouldn't know their code had been broken? Why is it anything to do with mankind will e eventually be used for evil purposes? Absurdity does rule or so it appears.
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:09:51 PM
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Cryptography - taking photos of burial chambers...right?

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