1997-06-04 - Re: McVeigh

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From: Adam Back <aba@dcs.ex.ac.uk>
To: hallam@ai.mit.edu
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-04 07:41:16 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 4 Jun 1997 15:41:16 +0800

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From: Adam Back <aba@dcs.ex.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 1997 15:41:16 +0800
To: hallam@ai.mit.edu
Subject: Re: McVeigh
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Hallam-Baker <hallam@ai.mit.edu> writes:
> > >There is absolutely nothing that the anti-government ranters contribute
> > >to the pro-cryptography movement...
> > 
> > Nothing except motivation.  Anti-government ranters founded this list, 
> > invented remailers, and did a lot of other good work.  
> [first remailer ...]
> I'll accept that the ranting faction do some good work but I've 
> not seen anything usefull out of either Bell or Vulis unless that
> is you are an FBI agent looking to get a promotion from Freeh.

Dimitri rights code sometimes.  He wrote a cancel-bot.  Very
constructive piece of work in an indirect way.  See: having nice
freely available cancel-bots enables technically clueless, would
be-censors to censor more.  They censor more, and cause a nuisance for
themselves sending out tons of cancel messages.  This incentivizes
more and more people to ignore cancels (the trend in news
administration these days I understand is to ignore cancels entirely),
which means that you can't have your USENET posts censored nearly as

Have *you* exported RSA today? --> http://www.dcs.ex.ac.uk/~aba/rsa/

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