Clinton Attacks Congress Telecom Bill (from EDUPAGE) [cr-95/11/01]

1995-10-31 Sender: “W. Curtiss Priest” <•••@••.•••> CLINTON ATTACKS CONGRESS TELECOM BILL President Clinton has attacked the bill (now in a House-Senate conference committee) that would drastically overhaul the nation’s telecommunications laws and encourage greater competition among local phone, long-distance and cable TV companies. The President objects to provisions that would allow regional Bell companies to … Read more…

Filtering and censorship [cr-95/11/01]

1995-10-31 Introduction from moderator: Remember our discussion of SurfWatch and Net Nanny several months ago, as a search for alternatives to government censorship? The next message promotes a related solution involving ratings. To get the background (how the whole system is supposed to work) visit the World Wide Web Consortium’s page at http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/PICS/. Andy @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ … Read more…

ISPs that respect privacy [cr-95/10/24]

1995-10-30 Sender: Martin Janzen <•••@••.•••> •••@••.••• writes: >Can anyone help me find an ISP in America that ISN’T a total sellout? Yes: try Community Connexion (http://www.c2.org, or login as “guest”). The network administrator, •••@••.•••, takes privacy _very_ seriously. I understand that you can get anonymous accounts in which even C2 doesn’t know who you are. … Read more…

Re: Euro-move to key-escrow encryption

1995-10-30 Sender: “B.J. Herbison” <•••@••.•••> [I’m a little behind on my reading, but a grep of my unread mail didn’t find any discussion of my main point. B.J.] On Mon, 16 Oct 1995 03:33:27 -0700, “Cyber Rights” <•••@••.•••> wrote: > Sender: LECLERC YVES <•••@••.•••> > > is your understanding of provincial dialect Zulu? And what … Read more…

Re: Tx Comptroller to host “town hall” [cr-95/10/28]

1995-10-29 Sender: “Steve Eppley” <•••@••.•••> >The Texas Comptroller is trying what may be a new level of online >interactivity between government and citizens. I’d like to know what >anyone thinks: > >http://www.window.state.tx.us/imo/column.html> [Image] >> >> My agency is committed to opening up communications between >> government officials and the taxpayers they serve. I’m glad to … Read more…

Re: CPSR document on telecom [cr-95/10/27]

1995-10-29 Sender: “Steve Eppley” <•••@••.•••> > U.S. Telecommunications Bill Fails to Serve the Public Interest > 25 October 1995 [snip] >Problem 4. The bill lets rates rise too fast and too much. [snip] I didn’t see anything which explicitly refers to subsidizing access for the poor, nor to affordable flat rate pricing. I’d like to … Read more…