1994-06-15 - Re: Waco in cyberspace

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From: landmann@facstaff.wisc.edu (Thomas Landmann)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-06-15 15:16:15 UTC
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From: landmann@facstaff.wisc.edu (Thomas Landmann)
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 94 08:16:15 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Waco in cyberspace
Message-ID: <199406151513.KAA01664@audumla.students.wisc.edu>
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At 09:53 6/15/94 +0500, Brett Chappell wrote:
>>>Dr. Clinton C. Brooks, the N.S.A.'s lead scientist on the Clipper Chip
>>>told me, "You won't have a Waco in Texas, you'll have a Waco in cyberspace.
>>>You could have a cult, spaeking to each other through encyrption, that
>>>suddenly erupts in society - well programmed, well organized - and then
>>>suddenly disappears again."

The folks in Waco hadn't committed any great crime, and would have
continued in their secluded existence for quite some time had the ATF not
seen fit to provide a catalyst.

I suppose that cyberspace, with its potential anonymity and privacy, would
be the stuff ATF nightmares are made of..  NO DOORS TO KICK DOWN, and GUNS


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