Re: Which threat should we deal with first? [cr-95/9/28]

1995-09-29 Sender: •••@••.••• (Kurt Guntheroth) >Sender: •••@••.••• (Allen L Marshall) >1. The question: > How effective do you think government measures against encryption >(The Clipper Chip, the EuroCouncil’s recent legislation, etc.) will be >against encrypted messages. The Internet seems to teach one thing: There >is always another way to do it. Would this not be … Read more…

Re: Update on DN Registration [cr-95/9/28]

1995-09-29 Sender: •••@••.••• (Don Porter) On Sep 28, 1995 01:16:52, ‘Cyber Rights <•••@••.•••>’ wrote: >I was told yesterday that InterNIC will now be charging $50 per year per domain >name. I just attempted to learn more at their website, but it timed out. It’s true, Steve, they are charging $50 for domain names now. In … Read more…

Re: Political participation for whom? [cr-95/9/10]

1995-09-29 Sender: LECLERC YVES <•••@••.•••> Arun, Your post on e-vote was very informative. Some conclusions I draw from it: 1. Electronic voting schemes are far from safe as they are. Much better security and understanding of the processes involved is necessary. 2. Using them for electing people is asking for trouble: the incentive for cheating … Read more…

Re: Deregulation increases costs? [cr-95/9/21]

1995-09-29 Sender: LECLERC YVES <•••@••.•••> The debate between several people about deregulation and monopolies is interesting, but flawed. Everyone seems to forget that monopolies are not *supernatural beings* but human artefacts, which you can use and discard, allow or forbid according to need. Nearly every country in the world has had a telephone monopoly at … Read more…

Canadian advisory council report out. [cr-95/9/20]

1995-09-29 Sender: •••@••.••• (Michael Boyle) Hello everyone, The final report of the Information Highway Advisory Council, the group given the task of looking in to issues surrounding electronic communications here in Canada, was released yesterday. The document was released simultaneously live and on the net at 8:30 am, Wednesday September 27, 1995. If you’re interested, … Read more…

University Cyber Rights [cr-95/9/28]

1995-09-28 Sender: “Michael R. Widner” <•••@••.•••> I’ll try to make this brief. Last March I was expelled from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business for reasons that were only specified as ‘computing abuse’. I was found guilty of vaguely defined crimes though a judicial process in which I was not allowed to hear … Read more…

Which threat should we deal with first? [cr-95/9/28]

1995-09-28 Sender: •••@••.••• (Allen L Marshall) I’d like to pose a question and offer a statement to the readers of the Cyber-Rights list. 1. The question: How effective do you think government measures against encryption (The Clipper Chip, the EuroCouncil’s recent legislation, etc.) will be against encrypted messages. The Internet seems to teach one thing: … Read more…