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Encryption and Cryptography

  • By: Shing-Ling Sarina Chen
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

Encryption is as old as communication. Early written languages were a form of encryption: Only those who knew the language could read the messages. Throughout history, encryption has taken a wide variety of forms; for example, the Navajo language was used ...

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