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1. <hardware, cryptography> An integrated circuit which
implements the SkipJack algorithm. The Clipper is
manufactured by the US government to encrypt telephone data.
It has the added feature that it can be decrypted by the US
government, which has tried to make the chip compulsory in the
United States. Phil Zimmerman (inventor of PGP) remarked,
"This doesn't even pass the sniff test" (i.e. it stinks).
2. A compiled dBASE dialect from Nantucket Corp, LA.
Versions: Winter 85, Spring 86, Autumn 86, Summer 87, 4.5
(Japanese Kanji), 5.0. It uses the Xbase programming
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