FC: Rep. Boucher says he wants to Free Dmitry and fix the DMCA

2001-07-26 Thread Declan McCullagh
Politech archive on U.S. v. Sklyarov: http://www.politechbot.com/cgi-bin/politech.cgi?name=sklyarov --- http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,45548,00.html Rep: Give Fair Use a Fair Shake By Declan McCullagh ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) 12:55 p.m. July 25, 2001 PDT WASHINGTON

FC: Copyright wars: Cops nab 14-year old, librarians as terrorists

2001-07-26 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/asia-pacific/newsid_1333000/178.stm The authorities in Hong Kong have arrested a 14-year-old boy for allegedly allowing people to download pirated pop songs free of charge on the Internet. http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-201-6545588-0.html

FC: Poland enacts FOIA law: Government docs automatically go online

2001-07-27 Thread Declan McCullagh
* Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 19:11:27 +0200 From: Pawel Krawczyk [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Polish digital signature and freedom of information law DIGIAL SIGNATURE Polish Parliament has adopted digital signature law on July 4. The new act will

FC: Senate should ask FBI nominee Mueller about privacy, EPIC says

2001-07-27 Thread Declan McCullagh
?name=kyllo -Declan * Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 13:31:25 -0400 To: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] From: David Sobel [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: Marc Rotenberg [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] == [Electronic

FC: FBI gets cash to spend on anti-encryption, broadband snooping

2001-07-28 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,45632,00.html According to the report accompanying a spending bill that's awaiting a floor vote in the Senate: * The FBI will receive an extra $7 million for technology to thwart encryption. The appropriations committee intends for

FC: NPR's Rick Karr on creating an $18 billion content agency

2001-07-28 Thread Declan McCullagh
[Rick's comments below are well-written, but he makes a factual error when talking about the Institute for Humane Studies, where Damon works. Contrary to Rick's assertion that his tax dollars went to IHS, the group is funded solely by contributions from individuals, corporations, and

FC: Fed hijinks: IRS sabotage, FBI conference as cover for party

2001-07-29 Thread Declan McCullagh
seem to be true statements. But from my (outsider's) perspective, I think it makes sense to be concerned about violations of fundamental human rights of privacy and property, no matter where they take place. --Declan] From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Richard M. Smith) To: 'Declan McCullagh

FC: George Will on Ohio man arrested for dirty diary entries

2001-07-29 Thread Declan McCullagh
Conservative icon George Will, allowing that Supreme Court rulings make it likely that the morphed child porn law will be overturned? Amazing. Next perhaps the right's favorite pundit might start talking about how the states and not the Feds should be responsible for most criminal laws.

FC: Washington Post magazine cover story: NSA's secret struggles

2001-07-29 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/style/postmagazine/A44781-2001Jul24.html Washington Post Sunday magazine By Vernon Loeb Test of Strength For two years, Air Force general Michael Hayden has waged a secret struggle to overhaul the world's most powerful spy agency. Nothing's riding on his

FC: DOJ jails reporter, Ashcroft allows more journalist subpoenas

2001-07-29 Thread Declan McCullagh
Politechnicals may remember that Attorney General Ashcroft personally approved my subpoena in the Jim Bell case. Federal prosecutor Robb London threatened to subpoena other reporters writing about developments in U.S. v. Bell (such as interviewing the defendant) in an apparent and

FC: Sen. Hatch commends DOJ for Sklyarov arrest, IP prosecutions

2001-07-31 Thread Declan McCullagh
This is an excerpt from transcript of Monday's hearing of the Senate Judiciary committee. Free Sklyarov activists had hoped that the case would be brought up during the confirmation hearings, but I suspect this isn't what they had in mind. Robert Mueller, of course, is President Bush's pick

FC: Why Dmitry Sklyarov belongs in jail, by inside.com's R. Parloff

2001-08-03 Thread Declan McCullagh
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 09:37:33 -0400 Subject: fyi From: Roger Parloff [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] hate to always be weighing in on the side of the fuddy-duddies, but here's my dissenting view on the dmitry sklyarov controversy, in case you think it's

FC: Doubleclick exec takes a top post at Commerce Department

2001-08-04 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,45798,00.html A DoubleClick executive has taken a top post at the Department of Commerce. Nuala O'Connor, DoubleClick's vice president for data protection and chief privacy officer, will start Aug. 13 as Commerce's deputy director

FC: Justice Department, states consider blocking Windows XP

2001-08-04 Thread Declan McCullagh
Also: http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30393-2001Aug3.html State and federal prosecutors in the Microsoft antitrust case continue to wrestle with a critical decision: whether to try to block the release of Windows XP, scheduled to reach stores on Oct. 25, or to have the company

FC: Jam Echelon Day resurfaces, scheduled for October 21

2001-08-05 Thread Declan McCullagh
[I strongly suspect this is more valuable as a publicity stunt than as a serious exercise, but perhaps I'm just being a wet blanket. --Declan] * Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 10:41:06 -0700 To: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] From: Michael Teetering [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Jam Echelon

FC: New Jersey officials sue news website over namecalling, criticism

2001-08-06 Thread Declan McCullagh
Unfortunately the Bergen Record did not publish the site's address: http://www.geocities.com/emersoneye/ Legal documents: http://www.geocities.com/emersoneye/lawsuit/contents.html Let's look at what the plaintiffs are upset about, from their complaint: * False claims by Anita on May 1, 2001

FC: Dmitry Sklyarov, spamware author? Elcomsoft sells email harvester

2001-08-07 Thread Declan McCullagh
. There are, unfortunately, no laws covering Elcomsoft and their ilk. If there were, I would hope that Sklyarov and his associates would be spending a very long time in jail. Shakib Otaqui Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 16:53:51 +0100 From: David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL

FC: Peeved judges protest electronic monitoring of their PCs

2001-08-08 Thread Declan McCullagh
[Also thanks to Kris Singleton and Peter Trei who sent this along too. --Declan] ** Date: 8 Aug 2001 20:15:19 - From: pulsar pulsar [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Judges stage insurrection against surveillance Declan, Thought the readers of politech might enjoy

FC: Should security flaws like Code Red be disclosed publicly?

2001-08-12 Thread Declan McCullagh
[This is a debate from the Bugtraq list. Richard also forwarded me his comments separately. My comments are near the end. --Declan] ** From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Richard M. Smith) Subject: Can we afford full disclosure of security holes? Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 14:39:06 -0400 Hello, The

FC: Porn and filtering: Brits love smut; J.Wallace on N2H2's woes

2001-08-12 Thread Declan McCullagh
[Below, coincidentally, is a press release forwarded by an N2H2 rep and an analysis of N2H2 by a prominent critic of filtering. --Declan] ** Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 10:15:56 -0700 From: David Burt [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Those Naughty Brits: Almost four million

FC: Rand report: Facecams can thwart terrorism, install them now!

2001-08-13 Thread Declan McCullagh
[I've copied the author of the paper, a Rand analyst named John Woodward. He is an attorney who lives in Virginia and was most recently a CIA operations officer for 12 years, according to his bio, in addition to being the CIA Staff Assistant to the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy at the

FC: Italian cops reportedly seize netstrike.it servers; mirror site

2001-08-13 Thread Declan McCullagh
A netstrike officially is when activists, usually upset at a particular for-profit company, sit in front of their computers, load the target's webpage, and click reload repeatedly in hopes of overloading it. Unofficially, some quick wget or Perl coding on the part of the activists might speed

FC: NRC asks for reviewers for forthcoming Internet porn report

2001-08-14 Thread Declan McCullagh
Background from Politech archives: Net-sex NRC panel asks for testimony, will hold regional mtgs http://www.politechbot.com/p-01852.html Patricia Nell Warren's comments to NAS porn panel http://www.politechbot.com/p-01615.html National Academy of Sciences panel hears about porn kids

FC: U.S. business groups back Yahoo in tussle with French court

2001-08-14 Thread Declan McCullagh
The amicus brief: http://www.cdt.org/jurisdiction/010813yahoo.pdf Previous Politech articles: http://www.politechbot.com/p-02118.html http://www.politechbot.com/p-01602.html *** Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 13:39:22 -0400 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Industry Groups Rally to Oppose French

FC: RAND author replies to Politech post on terrorism-facecam paper

2001-08-14 Thread Declan McCullagh
[Yesterday I forwarded Thomas' writeup of John Woodward's RAND facecam report: (http://www.politechbot.com/p-02386.html) I copied John on that post. He phoned me this afternoon to take issue with the article; I said I'd be happy to forward his response. Below you'll see it and a reply from

FC: Canadians think U.S. v. Microsoft is antitrust law run amok?

2001-08-15 Thread Declan McCullagh
Index of recently-filed documents in Microsoft antitrust case: http://ecfp.cadc.uscourts.gov/ And a note from Microsoft: I wanted to let you know Microsoft has posted a response to Kormann Rubin's article on Passport that has been circulating on the Web recently. The response

FC: More on AP not wanting one sentence quoted from articles

2001-08-16 Thread Declan McCullagh
of the assumptions made here: Paul Alan Levy Public Citizen Litigation Group 1600 - 20th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 588-1000 http://www.citizen.org/litigation/litigation.html Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] 08/16/01 10:48AM SNIP How much publicly available description

FC: Jim Bell-quoting Australian anarchist pleads guilty

2001-08-16 Thread Declan McCullagh
Ohio police were looking for Matt Stephen Taylor/proffr/mattd regarding alleged threats posted to an Independent Media Center website against Steven Roach, the policeman whose shooting of an unarmed black man led to riots in Cincinnati. But the Australian cops nabbed him first. The charges

FC: Industry Standard ceases publication, lays off staff

2001-08-16 Thread Declan McCullagh
Also see: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/nm/20010816/tc/industrystandard_dc_4.html The Industry Standard, whose pages chronicled the hope and the hubris of the dot-com revolution, announced Thursday it was suspending publication and laying off most of its staff -- the latest victim of the

FC: Netscape hit by Code Red; worm will resume attack on 8/19

2001-08-17 Thread Declan McCullagh
--- Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 01:19:13 -0600 Subject: Netscape hit by Code Red To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (B McWilliams) FYI, The other shoe drops ... ouch http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/169122.html -

FC: Singapore political website closes after government demands

2001-08-17 Thread Declan McCullagh
Some background: Singapore orders political websites to register with government http://www.politechbot.com/p-02257.html Singapore political website reluctantly registers with government http://www.politechbot.com/p-02271.html ** Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 16:29:48 +0800 (SGT) From: Xiao

FC: Police steal DNA from man's soda straw, arrest him for rape

2001-08-18 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=dna15date=20010815query=hanna Rapist snared with a sleight of straw - and his DNA August 15, 2001 By Christine Hanley Los Angeles Times SANTA ANA, Calif. - A suspect who was tricked by a police detective

FC: CNET deletes audio encoder/decoder, citing DMCA violation

2001-08-23 Thread Declan McCullagh
The correct URL is: http://www.x-filez.com/dmcacnet.htm The WMA Encoder/Decoder has received five Tucows, um, cows and is listed as a ZDNet editor's pick. The program's Russian authors report that WMA files with digital right management protection cannot be decoded by their software -- based

FC: Former MI6 agent pleads guilty to child porn on police computer

2001-08-25 Thread Declan McCullagh
TUESDAY AUGUST 21 2001 Ex-MI6 agent put porn on police computer http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-2001290847,00.html BY JOANNA BALE A FORMER MI6 agent is facing prison after he admitted yesterday downloading pornographic images of children on to his office computer while working at a

FC: Judge sentences Jim Bell to 10 years in federal prison

2001-08-25 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.cluebot.com/article.pl?sid=01/08/25/1849248 Jim Bell Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison posted by admin on Saturday August 25, @01:37PM from the do-not-taunt-happy-fun-federal-agent dept. Internet essayist Jim Bell has been

FC: Prosecutors, judges keep Vanessa Leggett in jail for 37 days

2001-08-26 Thread Declan McCullagh
The case of Vanessa Leggett, an independent, courageous and principled writer who refused to turn over her unpublished notes to prosecutors deserves notice. So far, to the shame of the government and the judiciary, she has been in jail 37 days. Texas prosecutors are attempting a second try at

FC: Paul McMasters on Vanessa Leggett still in jail for 37 days

2001-08-26 Thread Declan McCullagh
[Paul is the First Amendment Ombudsman at the Freedom Forum. --DBM] * From: Paul McMasters [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: Prosecutors, judges keep Vanessa Leggett in jail for 37 days Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 16:03:44 -0400 Declan, Here's

FC: Turkey bans typewriters, claiming useful for sedition, in 1901

2001-08-29 Thread Declan McCullagh
From: Herb Lin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 00:37:59 -0400 Subject: for politech You might be amused about this one From the July 2001 Scientific American in July 1901, Scientific American said this: State Security vs. Technology The

FC: Borders suspends using facecams after public outcry

2001-08-29 Thread Declan McCullagh
Politech facecam archives -- face recognition cameras: http://www.politechbot.com/cgi-bin/politech.cgi?name=facecam -Declan From: Jim Harper - Privacilla.org [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Borders Books kills face-scanning plan amid criticism Date

FC: Followup: Borders says it never intended to try facecams

2001-08-29 Thread Declan McCullagh
Previous facecam Politech message: http://www.politechbot.com/p-02442.html * FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ann Binkley Borders Public Relations U.S. 734-477-1519 Company Statement Borders (UK) Ltd. Re: Security System Issued: 28 August, 2001 Borders (UK) Ltd. was approached by the

FC: Larry Lessig replies to Roger Jail Dmitry Parloff

2001-08-30 Thread Declan McCullagh
* Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 09:50:55 -0400 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] From: Donna Wentworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Lessig on Sklyarov Hello, Declan-- I thought the politech list might be interested in reading Larry Lessig's reply to Roger Parloff on Sklyarov (Free Dmitry? Spare Me.

FC: More on Unix has turned one billion! (seconds, that is)

2001-09-09 Thread Declan McCullagh
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2001 12:14:28 +0100 From: David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: FC: Unix has turned one billion! (seconds, that is) You may be surprised to learn that contrary to popular belief, there *is* a chance that some things

FC: Federal bureaucrats defend snooping on U.S. judges

2001-09-10 Thread Declan McCullagh
[Ralph Mecham, if the quotes in the article are accurate, is one of the most nasty, snide, and petty characters that I've encountered since I began covering the federal bureaucracy. Shame on him. --Declan] Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2001 22:39:37 -0700 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED]

FC: Amazon.com ensnared in Middle East dispute over Intifada.com

2001-09-10 Thread Declan McCullagh
Here's a nice quote (below) from someone who's obviously never visited a bookstore or magazine rack: Amazon is not a publisher, it's a store. The First Amendment was not intended for stores, it was intended for the press. --DBM] ** From: Xeni Jardin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Declan

FC: Website for attack survivors created; mailing list for DC news

2001-09-11 Thread Declan McCullagh
/okay/ If you care to publicize this, it may save some people some heartache. From: Andy Carvin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Declan McCullagh ' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: listserv set up to discuss today's attack Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 13:43:41 -0400 MIME-Version: 1.0 Hi Declan.. I just wanted

FC: Harry Browne on attacks: A response to insane foreign policy

2001-09-12 Thread Declan McCullagh
Original Message Subject: Harry Browne article on attacks Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 13:50:06 -0700 From: Eric Garris [EMAIL PROTECTED] I am very happy to say that Harry Browne has submitted an article to Antiwar.com on the terror attacks. We will be running it tomorrow, but I

FC: Politech photos of DC after attack, and many, many links

2001-09-12 Thread Declan McCullagh
Photos of Washington, DC -- the White House, downtown, and the Pentagon -- that I took yesterday after the attacks: http://www.mccullagh.org/theme/911-terrorist-attacks.html A sad, touching Userfriendly cartoon: http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20010912mode=classic SPOT infrared

FC: More on Senate votes for warrantless taps -- the U.K. experience

2001-09-14 Thread Declan McCullagh
use Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 00:34:00 +0100 http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,46852,00.html Senate OKs FBI Net Spying By Declan McCullagh ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) 12:55 p.m. Sep. 14, 2001 PDT WASHINGTON -- FBI agents soon may be able to spy on Internet users legally without a court

FC: Debate over warrantless Carnivore bill with Stu Baker

2001-09-15 Thread Declan McCullagh
they have increased Big Brother in this country. -Declan ** From: Baker, Stewart [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Declan McCullagh' [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] cc: Albertazzie, Sally [EMAIL PROTECTED], Baker, Stewart [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: IP: RE

FC: Charles Platt on The Enduring Power of Stupidity

2001-09-17 Thread Declan McCullagh
** Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 20:36:04 -0400 (EDT) From: Charles Platt [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: The Enduring Power of Stupidity The Enduring Power of Stupidity During the past five days I have read many essays. To me, all of them have missed a fundamental

FC: Replies to poll saying most Americans want anti-crypto laws

2001-09-18 Thread Declan McCullagh
? Esther Dyson * From: Bosley_J [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: Majority of Americans want anti-encryption laws, poll says Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 10:19:27 -0400 Declan, as a recovering survey researcher I have to express some doubt that a random sample

FC: Facecam maker Viisage sees stock leap, offers free use to FBI

2001-09-18 Thread Declan McCullagh
* From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Richard M. Smith) To: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Yahoo - Viisage Technology Offers FBI Free Use of Face Recognition Technology to Aid Investigation Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 14:33:43 -0400 This Viisage press release just went across the wires

FC: Voracious, nasty new Code Red worm may be spreading quickly

2001-09-18 Thread Declan McCullagh
[BTW I'm seeing similar attempts on Politech's website. Remember, folks, Code Red and its progeny only infect Windows systems. --Declan] ** Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 11:34:26 -0400 From: Rich Kulawiec [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: It would appear

FC: More on voracious, nasty new Code Red-esque worm

2001-09-18 Thread Declan McCullagh
Deutsch [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: FC: Voracious, nasty new Code Red worm may be spreading quickly Declan McCullagh wrote: [BTW I'm seeing similar attempts on Politech's website. Remember, folks, Code Red and its progeny only infect Windows systems. --Declan] Declan

FC: Clarification and exact wording of encryption poll question

2001-09-18 Thread Declan McCullagh
[Unfortunately the Hotline, which I quoted from in the previous Politech message, did not include the full text of the question asked in the survey. I apologize to Evans and PSRA for any possible misunderstanding, and thank him for this clarification. --DBM] *** From: Evans Witt [EMAIL

FC: Reports from DC: Bush anti-terror bill, pro-liberty coalition

2001-09-19 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,46953,00.html Bush Bill Rewrites Spy Laws By Declan McCullagh ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) 2:00 a.m. Sep. 19, 2001 PDT WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration will ask for more power to eavesdrop on phone calls, the Internet and voicemail

FC: Debunking a hoax: CNN video did show Palestinians cheering attacks

2001-09-19 Thread Declan McCullagh
[I've received probably dozens of forwarded email messages, each spreading the same urban legend and falsely claiming CNN aired file footage. Time to kill this lie before it spreads any further. --DBM] --- http://www.snopes2.com/inboxer/outrage/cnn.htm

FC: Radio network claims no songs banned, blacklist was suggestion

2001-09-19 Thread Declan McCullagh
News coverage: http://slate.msn.com/code/chatterbox/chatterbox.asp?Show=9/17/2001idMessage=8314 It's the End of the World as Clear Channel Knows It by Eliza Truitt 2001-09-19 05:33:12 http://abcnews.go.com/sections/entertainment/DailyNews/songs010918.html Network Drops Certain Songs After

FC: Status of anonymous remailer network -- a week after attack

2001-09-20 Thread Declan McCullagh
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 22:36:59 -0700 (PDT) From: Len Sassaman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Current Status of the Anonymous Remailer Network Hi Declan, I thought your Politech readers might be interested in how the remailer network looks, just over a week after

FC: Council of Europe cybercrime treaty marches forward

2001-09-20 Thread Declan McCullagh
Background: Planned global Net-treaty hands police more power, limits privacy http://www.politechbot.com/p-01136.html --- Summary from: http://www.cdt.org/international/cybercrime/ EU Cybercrime Treaty Moves Closer to Adoption - On Wednesday, September 19, 2001, the Council of Europe

FC: Amicus brief asks Supremes to nix Child Online Protection Act

2001-09-20 Thread Declan McCullagh
The exact link: http://pfaw.org/issues/expression/VLA_amicus_brief.pdf Background on COPA (ACLU v. Ashcroft): http://www.politechbot.com/cgi-bin/politech.cgi?name=copa -Declan --- Fyi, we have posted on our website an amicus brief filed today in the COPA case before the Supreme Court on

FC: Reason magazine: Six options beyond war and peace

2001-09-21 Thread Declan McCullagh
* Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 22:50:09 -0700 From: Mike Alissi [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Six options beyond war and peace Hi Declan - I thought you might be interested in this. What Happens Next? Six options beyond war and peace 1. The Ghandi Option 2. The Kojak

FC: PGP author Phil Zimmermann under fire for terrorist crypto use?

2001-09-21 Thread Declan McCullagh
Background on Phil Zimmermann: http://www.politechbot.com/cgi-bin/politech.cgi?name=zimmermann http://www.mccullagh.org/image/6/phil-zimmermann.html --- http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1234-2001Sep20.html By Ariana Eunjung Cha Washington Post Staff Writer Friday,

FC: WorldNetDaily reports WTC-Pentagon terrorists used encryption

2001-09-21 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.wartimeliberty.com/article.pl?sid=01/09/21/2220202 WorldNetDaily Reports WTC Terrorists Used Encryption posted by admin on Friday September 21, @05:17PM There must be something about encryption and terrorists in the same graf that makes levelheaded journalists go

FC: Sen. Judd Gregg is drafting anti-encryption legislation

2001-09-21 Thread Declan McCullagh
More on encryption debate: http://www.wartimeliberty.com/search.pl?topic=encryption * http://www.wartimeliberty.com/article.pl?sid=01/09/22/026245 Senator Judd Gregg Prepares Anti-Encryption Bill posted by admin on Friday September 21, @09:05PM Sen. Judd Gregg (R-New

FC: Bush weighs military tribunals for suspected terrorists

2001-09-23 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101010924/bprivacy.html Now the Bush Administration is considering the establishment of special military tribunals. Suspected terrorists could be tried without the ordinary legal constraints of American justice. During World War II, German saboteurs were tried

FC: Why liberty suffers during wartime -- a historical view

2001-09-24 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,47051,00.html Why Liberty Suffers in War Time By Declan McCullagh ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) 2:00 a.m. Sep. 24, 2001 PDT WASHINGTON -- Anyone worried about the fate of civil liberties during the U.S. government's growing war on terrorism

FC: Third of New Yorkers want internment camps for terror-suspects

2001-09-25 Thread Declan McCullagh
[For once, I don't have anything at all to add. --DBM] --- http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--attacks-newyorkpo0924sep24.story?coll=ny%2Dap%2Dregional%2Dwire Poll: Third of New Yorkers support internment camps for some By MARC HUMBERT Associated Press Writer September 24, 2001

FC: Bush administration hopes to make computer crime a terrorist act

2001-09-25 Thread Declan McCullagh
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 20:10:38 -0700 Subject: Fwd: terrorist - computer use - RICO From: Faisal Jawdat [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] I just sent this to Dave Farber. Not sure if you'd seen it. -faisal SecurityFocus reports that the new

FC: Did Bin Laden use steganography to hide files on eBay?

2001-09-26 Thread Declan McCullagh
[These results, alas, aren't as interesting as they could be. I urge Greg to broaden the search. The article in question (http://www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/tech/2001-02-05-binladen.htm) never mentioned eBay, so analyzing eBay images isn't that helpful. The article talked of: sports chat

FC: Federal mapping agency blocks access to topographic maps

2001-09-26 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0901/092501p1.htm Mapping agency blocks access, postpones outsourcing pact By Jason Peckenpaugh [EMAIL PROTECTED] The National Imagery and Mapping Agency blocked access to a wide range of its publicly available maps last week while

FC: Ohio man's obscene sex journal is now public

2001-09-26 Thread Declan McCullagh
[Now how long will it take some enterprising person to go to the courthouse, pay the clerk to photocopy the journal, scan it in, and post it on the web? Of course, it might be a good idea not to do that from within Ohio's borders... --DBM] Background: Judge says Ohio man with dirty diary

FC: DC update: Congress may not rush on Bush's MATA anti-terror bill

2001-09-26 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.wired.com/news/conflict/0,2100,47086,00.html Congress Weighs Anti-Terror Bill By Declan McCullagh ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) 2:00 a.m. Sep. 25, 2001 PDT WASHINGTON -- Few would have predicted it in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, but Congress is not rushing to enact

FC: Industry Standard's Media Grok says goodbye to its readers

2001-09-26 Thread Declan McCullagh
The farewell notice is archived here: http://guterman.com/guterman_mediagrok/guterman_mediagrok.html Editor and Publisher article on newspaper websites:wm http://www.editorandpublisher.com/editorandpublisher/features_columns/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1061806 * From: Patrick

FC: Reason's C. Young: Encryption is scary, put up with surveillance

2001-09-26 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.reason.com/cy/cy092401.html September 24, 2001 Civil liberties may take a hit By Cathy Young [...] The movements of foreign visitors will be scrutinized more closely. Perhaps most alarming to many civil libertarians, it's likely that the government will

FC: Canada's justice minister preparing bill to limit encryption

2001-09-26 Thread Declan McCullagh
[This article no longer appears to be online, but I've verified that the below excerpt is accurate. --DBM] Montreal Gazette September 25, 2001 Tuesday Page 14 Ottawa to try to freeze terrorist funds: Tougher rules and changes to criminal code expected to make it easier to track

FC: More on Reason's Cathy Young column on encryption, wiretapping

2001-09-26 Thread Declan McCullagh
reconsider your political affiliations. --Charles Platt Senior Writer, Wired magazine Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 16:41:11 -0700 From: Jason Lindquist [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: FC: Reason's C. Young: Encryption

FC: Salon's David Talbot: Democracy held hostage

2001-09-30 Thread Declan McCullagh
[This is an important and provocative article. --DBM] http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2001/09/29/democracy/index.html Democracy held hostage We are fighting for freedom -- including the right to vigorously debate. But the war fever crowd wants us all to march in step. - -

FC: London newspaper calls for encryption key escrow

2001-09-30 Thread Declan McCullagh
More on anti-encryption proposals after Sep. 11: http://www.wartimeliberty.com/search.pl?topic=encryption * From: Caspar Bowden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: London 'Observer' editorial calls for escrow Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 22:15:50 +0100

FC: John Gilmore on ICANN, Net-stability, and response to terrorism

2001-10-01 Thread Declan McCullagh
* To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: FC: Richard Forno on ICANN and Net-stability against terrorists In-reply-to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 21:10:05 -0700 From: John Gilmore [EMAIL PROTECTED] I agree wholeheartedly with Richard Forno; ICANN is only

FC: Washington Post op-ed links terrorists to pirated software, CDs

2001-10-01 Thread Declan McCullagh
Excerpt from the op-ed by Roslyn Mazer, associate deputy attorney general and criminal division special counsel for intellectual property under Clinton: Recent developments suggest that many of the governments suspected of supporting al Qaeda are also promoting, being corrupted by, or at

FC: Easier-to-obtain search warrants could have prevented Sep. 11?

2001-10-02 Thread Declan McCullagh
[Seems more like it was not lack of legal authority but lack of attention that prevented the search warrant from going through. --DBM] *** Subject: Access denied From: Billy Harvey [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 02 Oct 2001 08:44:30 -0400 Declan,

FC: Business Week poll on personal freedoms vs. national security

2001-10-03 Thread Declan McCullagh
[Note this is a small selection of Business Week readers responding via email, not a poll of randomly-selected folks. --DBM] *** Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 09:54:27 -0400 From: alex_salkever [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: BWOL Poll Results on Personal Freedoms vs.

FC: House Judiciary committee unanimously approves PATRIOT act

2001-10-04 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.wired.com/news/conflict/0,2100,47312,00.html Patriot Bill Moves Along By Declan McCullagh ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) 7:16 a.m. Oct. 4, 2001 PDT WASHINGTON -- A key House panel has unanimously approved unprecedented surveillance powers for police, capping a fiery

FC: Canada's privacy commish: Video surveillance a threat to privacy

2001-10-04 Thread Declan McCullagh
*** Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 17:19:55 -0400 From: Robert Guerra [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Privacy Commissioner releases finding on video surveillance... This decision just came out..thought you'd be interested.. regards, Robert Privacy Commissioner releases finding on video

FC: TV networks reportedly refuse ads endorsing arm-pilots bill

2001-10-05 Thread Declan McCullagh
Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire has introduced an arm-pilots bill in the Senate: http://www.house.gov/paul/press/press2001/pr100401.htm Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has introduced it in the House: http://www.house.gov/paul/press/press2001/pr091401.htm While the networks have the right to refuse this

FC: Roger Clarke reviews Microsoft VP's .NET privacy presentation

2001-10-05 Thread Declan McCullagh
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 08:08:32 +1000 From: Roger Clarke [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Passport: Notes on MS VP's Presentation Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Marc Rotenberg), Chris Hoofnagle [EMAIL PROTECTED], Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] This is a report on a presentation

FC: Former U.S. drug czar tells how to deal with terrorist groups

2001-10-05 Thread Declan McCullagh
** From: Eric Cordian [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: American Death Squads To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 15:38:58 -0700 (PDT) Barry McCaffrey, former Drug Czar, making an approved leak on how the US plans to deal with sub-national groups, their friends, and their supporters.

FC: Ninth Circuit agrees to review Nuremberg files case

2001-10-05 Thread Declan McCullagh
More on Nuremberg files case: http://www.politechbot.com/cgi-bin/politech.cgi?name=nuremberg * Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 15:26:13 -0400 From: Paul Levy [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: FYI En Banc 9th Circuit to Review Abortion Speech Case The Recorder The 9th U.S.

FC: More on Zero Knowledge ends anonymity services on October 22

2001-10-05 Thread Declan McCullagh
[I thank Dov for these details, but I'd hope that ZKS could post vital information like the why of the shutdown on their website instead of directing people to comments posted on Slashdot. --DBM] * From: Dov Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject:

FC: FBI requires ISPs to permit easy surveillance; EFF founder agrees

2001-10-18 Thread Declan McCullagh
[Obviously I'm not saying that Mitch Kapor, who co-founded EFF, is speaking for EFF. He's no longer on the board and has been pretty silent on civil liberty issues since the mid-1990s. But it is nevertheless disappointing to see an early voice for online liberty appearing -- according to the

FC: Ashcroft applauds Congress' agreement on USA Act

2001-10-18 Thread Declan McCullagh
Excerpt (more details in the full transcript below); Yesterday the leadership of the House and Senate, in addition to the Judiciary Committee chairmen and ranking members, came to a final agreement on the anti_terrorism legislation. And I am gratified that I can state unequivocally

FC: Virus news site editor reports late-night visit by Feds

2001-10-18 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/story/0,3605,575821,00.html Virus villains While the world worries over the threat of viruses being spread by terrorists, strange things seem to be happening in the less real world of computer viruses. Rob Rosenberger, editor of the V-Myths

FC: Phila. man hassled, detained, barred from flight because of book

2001-10-18 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.citypaper.net/articles/101801/news.godfrey.shtml Novel Security Measures A local man was kept off a recent flight because of a book he was carrying. by Gwen Shaffer Everyone knows it is a bad idea to try and board a plane carrying a box cutter, a flight

FC: Brilliant parody or wacky .mil expert? Bert is back, you decide

2001-10-18 Thread Declan McCullagh
I have no information on who Robert Koontz is or whether he has been an NSA instructor, or whether this is a brilliant parody, but here's an excerpt from his website: http://www.bringmenews.com/Messages/National_Security/Alerts/Alert_003.htm Interpretation: The yellow mask-like character

FC: What info does Zero Knowledge collect on users of Freedom 3.0?

2001-10-19 Thread Declan McCullagh
__ Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 15:35:37 -0700 From: Anonymous To: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Fwd: Reply from Zero-Knowledge My comments integrated below: I want to start by saying that Zero-Knowledge absolutely does not track or profile

FC: Microsoft's digital rights management scheme reportedly cracked

2001-10-19 Thread Declan McCullagh
Subject: Microsoft DRM v.2 cracked Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 11:22:22 -0500 From: Andy Ringsmuth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/22354.html Declan, from The Register: An anonymous coder named 'Beale Screamer' claims

FC: EPIC event in DC 10/22; ACM Lawler Award call for submissions

2001-10-19 Thread Declan McCullagh
[EMAIL PROTECTED] --- Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 22:00:21 -0700 From: Barbara Simons [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] Declan, Would you please post this to your list. Many thanks. Barbara PLEASE CIRCULATE - DEADLINE EXTENSION Dear friends, We are extending the submission

FC: Update on Virus news site editor and vmyths.com being offline

2001-10-20 Thread Declan McCullagh
Late Thursday night I sent this to Politech: Virus news site editor reports late-night visit by Feds http://www.politechbot.com/p-02674.html Vmyths.com had run an article detailing how one of their editors was requested not to publish certain information on grounds of national security.

FC: FBI reportedly wants to concentrate traffic, tap entire Internet

2001-10-21 Thread Declan McCullagh
http://www.interactiveweek.com/article/0,3658,s%3D605%26a%253D16678,00.asp October 18, 2001 Beyond Carnivore: FBI Eyes Packet Taps By Max Smetannikov Expect the FBI to expand its Internet wiretapping program, says a source familiar with the plan. Stewart Baker, a partner with law firm

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