cr> The future of communications

1996-04-26 Craig A. Johnson A little humor for the weekend. –caj @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Date: Thu, 25 Apr 1996 19:54:17 -0400 From: Dave Farber <•••@••.•••> Subject: IP: The future of communications. From: Roman Gollent <•••@••.•••> Forwarded-by: varun@butch (Varun Mehta) Sometime in 1999: “Hello. This is Bell Atlantic-Nynex-MCI-TCI-America Online customer service. May I help you?” “Yes, I’d like … Read more…

Re: cr> alternative delivery systems

1996-04-25 Sender: Joe Shea <•••@••.•••> In response to our friend Arun’s query, I think there can be no doubt Congress was purchased lock, stock and barrel by telecom industry for the temporary purpose of passing the Telecom Dereg Act. You need only ask yourself, “Why did Congress suddenly become so interested in an area so … Read more…

cr> Internet Privacy Coalition and Golden Key Campaign

1996-04-25 PRESS RELEASE Wednesday, April 24, 1996 URL: http://www.privacy.org/ipc/ Contact: Marc Rotenberg, EPIC, 202/544-9240 Lori Fena, EFF, 415/436-9333 Barbara Simons, USACM 408/463-5661 RSA, 415/595-8782 —————————————— INTERNET PRIVACY COALITION FORMED Golden Key Campaign Launched Groups Urge Good Technology for Privacy and Security Senator Burns to Introduce Legislation —————————————— WASHINGTON, DC — A new coalition today urged … Read more…

cr> Electronic Freedom March

1996-04-25 (Note from moderator: someone is planning this, so I guess it will happen, but I haven’t seen any real discussion of it anywhere.–Andy) News Release 24 April 1996 6 PM Contact: Keith A. Glass 703-354-1737 Changes to the Electronic Freedom March The Electronic Freedom March on Washington, currently scheduled for June 30th, 1996, has … Read more…

cr> Paper on digital-signature issues (fwd)

1996-04-25 Richard Moore Date: Mon, 22 Apr 1996 From: Michael Froomkin <•••@••.•••> To: cypherpunks <•••@••.•••> Subject: Draft paper on law of digital signatures, CAs A preliminary draft of my paper on Digital Signatures, Certification Authorities, and a few of the legal problems they (may) create can be found under the title, “The Essential Role of … Read more…

cr> Announce: Competition Policy Institute (CPI) (fwd)

1996-04-25 Richard Moore The Competition Policy Institute (CPI) is a non-profit organization established by consumer advocates Debra Berlyn and Ron Binz. CPI will advocate state and federal regulatory policies which introduce competition in energy and telecommunications markets in ways that benefit consumers. The group’s Charter is included below. CPI’s activities will be guided by a … Read more…

Re: “list of telecomm bribes”

1996-04-25 Richard Moore 4/24/96, dicedyuppy wrote: >could you post that list of telecomm bribes…? As a partial answer, here is the section of my article “Cyberspace Inc and the Robber Baron Age” which discusses PFF. -rkm ________________________________________________________________ PFF turns out to be a typical industry-front organization. Characterized by Mr. Stahlman as “Newt’s ‘think tank'”, PFF … Read more…