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The humble postage stamp just went digital. Last week, Britain’s state-owned Royal Mail postal service launched a 128-bit public key encryption system. Called ViaCode, it will initially be set up for businesses to send secure data over the Internet, but the 350-year-old Royal Mail intends to extend this service to the public. Customers will buy electronic certificates—a kind of digital ID—that will allow them to carry out secure transactions online, such as buying shares. ViaCode has no provision for key escrow,