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IFP

(1) (Intelligent Forms Processing) Using advanced techniques to scan documents and determine their data content. See ICR.

(2) (Integer Factorization Problem) The difficulty of finding prime numbers in an encryption key. The public key in RSA encryption is derived by multiplying two large prime numbers together. To date, there has never been an efficient algorithm that could be used to factor such numbers from the key, thus enabling the RSA method to survive as long as the keys keep getting larger to stay ahead of ever-increasing computing power.

In 2002, Indian scientist Manindra Agrawal discovered a faster way to determine prime numbers, and the press had a field day predicting the end to Internet encryption. In fact, determining prime numbers does not help in factoring the two primes that make up the key.
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Buthelezi, President, Inkatha Freedom Party, Address Before the Time Magazine News Tour: What Foreigners Must Know (Mar.
An armed struggle to overthrow apartheid involved several groups, but primarily the African National Congress (ANC) and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP).
Scorned by the government, the ANG (as Zulus in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, many of these women are affiliated with the Inkatha Freedom party), and COSATU (since they don't have bosses, how can they form a "labour" organization?
Amidst spiralling violence in the country, a peace agreement was signed between the ANC and Inkatha (The Royal Hotel Minute) and a renewed peace effort was launched involving most political organisations.
Also eligible: Lend a Hand, Quiet Resolve, Pleasant Temper (2), Buck's Boy (2), Divide and Conquer, Dawson's Legacy (2), Dixie Dot Com, Takarian, Inkatha, Unite's Big Red (2), El Angelo.
But leaders from the African National Congress and the Inkatha Freedom Party who visited the scene said the murders had not been politically motivated.
The names of new cabinet members, who are due to hold their first meeting Thursday after being sworn in, have not been made public, although outgoing Home Affairs Minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the Zulu-based Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is widely tipped to be deputy president.
Fighting for the leftovers were the apartheid-era ruler, the New National Party; the right-wing Democratic Party, the Zulu nationalist Inkatha Freedom Party, and several other tiny parties.
During the Malan trial, the 17 accused were prosecuted for allegedly establishing and training a hit squad of Inkatha Freedom Party supporters to carry out attacks on members of the liberation movements.
Current home affairs minister and leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, is also cited for his role in the violence which claimed 20,000 lives in the area then known as KwaZulu.
The Natal Conflict, 1987--The beginning of intense confrontations between Inkatha and the United Democratic Front (UDF) in townships adjacent to Pietermaritzburg and in Mpumulanga.
However, in Kwazulu-Natal violence is used as a shorthand to refer to the violent conflict between supporters of Inkatha and the United Democratic Front/African National Congress (UDF/ ANC).