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Re: [vox] You like privacy? You like freedoms? You like non-key-escrow-e
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Re: [vox] You like privacy? You like freedoms? You like non-key-escrow-encryption and/or no government backdoor access to your data?

*quickly goes to sign it* even though my computer is so old and i haven't
got a new one in a long time, i'm still against this.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "ME" <dugan@passwall.com>
To: <vox@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 9:49 AM
Subject: [vox] You like privacy? You like freedoms? You like
non-key-escrow-encryption and/or no government backdoor access to your data?

> Hello,
> With the wake of the WTC, etc. event of late, ripples in the ocean of our
> freedoms (such as privacy) are being examined by our government.
> You may wish to read something a friend of mine forwarded to me on
> "SSSCA" and the propostion to :
> ' ...the proposed "Security Systems Standards and Certification Act"
> (SSSCA), which would force all new consumer electronics devices and
> personal computers to have government-mandated "policeware" built-in.
> This proposed policeware would restrict what we can and cannot do with our
> own personal computers in our own homes and businesses. Any person who
> disables this policeware would be subject to five years in federal prison
> and a $500,000 fine.'
> If you do not like this proposition, you may want to check out:
> http://www.PetitionOnline.com/SSSCA/petition.html
> for more information on signing the petition.
> Consumer electronic devices would seem to include things like the VR3,
> PalmPilot, and other devices that run Linux. If this passes, use of CFS,
> or PGP on these device could possibly be taken to court and argued as
> 'disabling the built-in policeware' by making its backdoor functions more
> difficult to use in getting your personal data.
> -ME
> Version: 3.12
> GCS/CM$/IT$/LS$/S/O$ !d--(++) !s !a+++(-----) C++$(++++) U++++$(+$)
> L+++$(++) E W+++$(+) N+ o K w+$>++>+++ O-@ M+$ V-$>- !PS !PE Y+ !PGP
> t@-(++) 5+@ X@ R- tv- b++ DI+++ D+ G--@ e+>++>++++ h(++)>+ r*>? z?
> ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
> decode: http://www.ebb.org/ungeek/ about:
>      Systems Department Operating Systems Analyst for the SSU Library

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