1996-01-14 - Re: Respect for privacy != Re: exposure=deterence?

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From: Jeff Weinstein <jsw@netscape.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <30F89FD6.1942@netscape.com>
Reply To: <199601140345.VAA26416@intellinet.com>
UTC Datetime: 1996-01-14 06:22:54 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 13 Jan 96 22:22:54 PST

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From: Jeff Weinstein <jsw@netscape.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 96 22:22:54 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Respect for privacy != Re: exposure=deterence?
In-Reply-To: <199601140345.VAA26416@intellinet.com>
Message-ID: <30F89FD6.1942@netscape.com>
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s1018954@aix2.uottawa.ca wrote:
> My apologies for responding to a political post.
> On Sat, 13 Jan 1996, Charlie Merritt wrote:
> > I feel that public exposure
> > is enough to put fear into these anonymous government employees.
> > You will note that when they get the mad_bomber
> > some FBI guy jumps right up and takes credit, live, on TV.
> > But when the Air Force orders a $300 toilet seat NO ONE is credited.
> It's interesting how we advocate anonymity for ourselves but not for our
> opponents. Feeling righteous?
> Reminds me of the bit from True Names about all the warlocks trying to
> crack each other's nyms to enslave each other. Sad?

  There is a big difference between private citizens going about their
private business, and government officials acting in an official
capacity.  One of the tools of a free society is government oversite.


Jeff Weinstein - Electronic Munitions Specialist
Netscape Communication Corporation
jsw@netscape.com - http://home.netscape.com/people/jsw
Any opinions expressed above are mine.