1997-07-21 - Re: IRS sending warning notes, violating ECPA?

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From: Paul Bradley <paul@fatmans.demon.co.uk>
To: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
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Message ID: <Pine.LNX.3.91.970719190732.1788B-100000@fatmans.demon.co.uk>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-07-21 19:44:53 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 03:44:53 +0800

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From: Paul Bradley <paul@fatmans.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 03:44:53 +0800
To: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Subject: Re: IRS sending warning notes, violating ECPA?
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Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.91.970719190732.1788B-100000@fatmans.demon.co.uk>
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> It certainly appears that the IRS has sent "warnings" out to all of us
> active in the debate. It appears they used the addresses found in e-mail at
> Bell's residence, from some of the comments here (especially that other
> lists besides the Cypherpunks list were involved).

Does anyone here who didn`t recieve a copy of the mail recall if they 
ever mailed Jim directly, and not through the list?

The way I see it there are two possible ways the motherfuckers got the 
addresses, either they found the lists Jim subscribed to and did "who 
cypherpunks" etc. to the servers, to get the list of participants, or 
they used any adresses off the mail jim has recieved in the past, I got a 
copy of it and I have privately emailed Jim several times so I can`t 
really say which is more likely.

If it is the second I am hereby giving Jim a public dresssing down for 
not encrypting the filesystem ;-)....

> "Mr. Bell, if you confess and plead guilty, you'll receive a one-year
> prison term. If you don't confess, when we find you guilty you'll receive
> the maximum term. If you confess but Mr. May _also_ confesses, you'll still
> receive the maximum term. If neither of you confesses, you'll still be
> found guilty. So, what'll it be?"

The sending of this email to people Jim has communicated with, if it was 
a real mail (I haven`t checked before but other people have and have said 
the headers indicate it passed through several .gov hosts), constitutes 
cowardly harrasment. Lock and Load.

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