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Re: [vox] The Gimp on ABC TV :)
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Re: [vox] The Gimp on ABC TV :)



Yeah, thanks - I couldn't remember the name of the project.  Yes, very
real.  Not fictional.

-Mark


On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Eric Eisenhart wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 08:10:02AM -0800, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> > scenes (the computer Marshall was using.)  They also showed a scene where
> > they were compiling a program using GCC (Sloan's computer was compiling a
> > program that can overtake the CIA satellite system).  AMOF, the whole
> > episode was about a Carnivore-like program on a satellite that CIA was
> > trying to regain control of, and two bad guys were trying to steal.
>
> I'm fairly certain that the code being compiled was glibc.  Presumably it
> takes long enough to build that it's easy to film.  I forget the names of
> the objects being built (I paused the TiVo and did some slow motion to see)
> but I recall one of them being the db modules included in glibc.
>
> Actually, it was about access to Echelon, not Carnivore.  Echelon is like if
> you had several major western governments (US, Canada, UK, Australia) each
> running Carnivore on *each other* and then sharing the information between
> themselves.  Carnivore is more internet specific and refers to technology
> the FBI deploys for monitoring suspects (or anybody).  Both Carnivore and
> Echelon are very real; not fictional.  Worry more about Echelon than
> Carnivore, though.
>
> http://www.echelonwatch.org/
> http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/internet/09/07/echelon.report.idg/
> http://intelligence.senate.gov/0210hrg/021017/hayden.pdf
> http://www.usdoj.gov/jmd/publications/carniv_entry.htm
> http://www.fas.org/irp/program/process/echelon.jpg
> http://www.nsa.gov/programs/tech/factshts/infosort.html
> --
> Eric Eisenhart <eric@nblug.org>
> http://eric.eisenhart.name/
> IRC: Freiheit@freenode, AIM: falsch freiheit, ICQ: 48217244
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Mark K. Kim
http://www.cbreak.org/
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