1993-03-05 - Privacy awareness (Was: Cypherpunks priorities)

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From: fergp@sytex.com (Paul Ferguson)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-03-05 09:13:40 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 5 Mar 93 01:13:40 PST

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From: fergp@sytex.com (Paul Ferguson)
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 93 01:13:40 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Privacy awareness (Was: Cypherpunks priorities)
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Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu> writes -
EH> 4. Fighting restrictions on cryptography.  In the US, that means
EH> getting actively engaged in fighting key registration ideas.  This
EH> means preemptively writing your elected leaders _in advance_ of a
EH> specific issue.  It also means writing about export restrictions in
EH> cryptography.  In France, that means raising public awareness on
EH> cryptography restrictions and the eventual effects that will have on
EH> the open society there.  In all countries, it requires vigilance.
 Amen, brother.
EH> 5. Increasing awareness of privacy issues.  Most think they have
EH> nothing to hide.  Most also hate it when they get extremely detailed
EH> junk mail about their own lives.  Teach the defense of privacy.
 This is perhaps the most difficult feat to accomplish. Education and
 "awareness" are both strictly accomplished on a somewhat voluntary
 basis. For those who can absorb the importance and criticality of
 digital privacy, however, it's an eye-opener. A lot of folks have no
 idea how some of the proposed "legislation" would affect them

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