1993-11-08 - Re: pseudospoofing ad nauseam

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From: pat@tstc.edu (Patrick E. Hykkonen)
To: ld231782@longs.lance.colostate.edu (L. Detweiler)
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UTC Datetime: 1993-11-08 15:53:00 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 8 Nov 93 07:53:00 PST

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From: pat@tstc.edu (Patrick E. Hykkonen)
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 93 07:53:00 PST
To: ld231782@longs.lance.colostate.edu (L. Detweiler)
Subject: Re: pseudospoofing ad nauseam
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> there are these cypherpunks who have created an entire *religion* out
> of *defying* and *sabotaging* whatever identification scheme is
> invented. Let it be signatures, checks, birth certificiates, drivers
> licenses, social security, etc. How many cypherpunks are reincarnated
> thieves, anyway? What society do you people live in, anyway? do you
> think that checks with your True Name invade your privacy? do you think
> your bank, associates, or the government doesn't have a right to know
> who you are? (Uh, rhetorical question. I know the answer.)

Actually, I still do not think he knows the answer.

However, the second part of the question is more relevant.  No, the
bank, my associates, or the government does not have the right to know
who I am simply because I exist and do business with them.  Those
entities should only know what I tell them, nothing more.  The current
trend towards Big Brotherism in the *real* world is why I'm a
cypherpunk.  I wish to control my own information, not some faceless
bank, credit beaurau, or other possibly wrong information provider.

Pat Hykkonen ** N5NPL ** pat@tstc.edu ** CNSA -- (817) 867-4831
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