1993-06-09 - Re: McCarthy lives!

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From: gnu (John Gilmore)
To: markoff@nyt.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-06-09 00:51:08 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 8 Jun 93 17:51:08 PDT

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From: gnu (John Gilmore)
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 93 17:51:08 PDT
To: markoff@nyt.com
Subject: Re: McCarthy lives!
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> talking to a guy with longstanding computer security
> connections. He looked at me strangely and said something like
> "Well, Tim, your name just came up in Washington on a list of
> the most dangerous hackers in the country." I laughed it off

Tim, I'll be glad to teach you how to file a Privacy Act request.
It's pretty simple, and it works on all Federal agencies.  You get all
records they are keeping on you, with some limited exceptions -- and
for almost all of those, you get notified of the withholding.  If you
can identify one or a small number of agencies that might be keeping
this "list", we can see if you are on it.  And if we find the list, we
can probably get the whole thing under the Freedom of Information Act.