1993-04-30 - Re: 800 numbers

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From: Nickey MacDonald <i6t4@jupiter.sun.csd.unb.ca>
To: Mike Godwin <mnemonic@eff.org>
Message Hash: 51ca99b32158ada9d8f409ce467e6b630d787e0cf2710dcda538a49f8e39881b
Message ID: <Pine.3.05.9304302022.B16325-b100000@jupiter>
Reply To: <199304302135.AA01210@eff.org>
UTC Datetime: 1993-04-30 23:08:56 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 30 Apr 93 16:08:56 PDT

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From: Nickey MacDonald <i6t4@jupiter.sun.csd.unb.ca>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 93 16:08:56 PDT
To: Mike Godwin <mnemonic@eff.org>
Subject: Re: 800 numbers
In-Reply-To: <199304302135.AA01210@eff.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.3.05.9304302022.B16325-b100000@jupiter>
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Of course, only Americans can dial those numbers.. which is a shame...  (A
few Canadians could have skewed the voting... :-)

On a note similar to remailers, has anyone ever given consideration to
creating an "outdial" service?  If I could dial long distance into the
States, and then be able to dial a 1-800 number that I cannot dial direct
from Canada (which is most) this would extremely useful...  Could be taken
a step further, and with automated billing a person could dial *any*
number and charge it back to their calling card (though this would not be
fully anonymous, is there a use for this??  I donno... as Caller ID
becomes more prevalent... maybe...)   I know law enforcement agents
use something like this for undercover operations, though I doubt they
figure in a long distance factor very often...  Anyway, something to think

Nick MacDonald               | NMD on IRC
i6t4@jupiter.sun.csd.unb.ca  | PGP 2.1 Public key available via finger

On Fri, 30 Apr 1993, Mike Godwin wrote:

> Communications Week magazine has a weekly telephone response poll.
> This week's question is:
> Do you agree with the Clinton administration's Public Encryption
> Management directive for communications equipment?
> Yes: 800-242-CWKY
> No:  800-242-CWKN