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[FYI] AOL e-mail blocked: "Body contained word(s)/phrase(s): porn, porno"

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Date sent:      	Thu, 24 Feb 2000 06:06:31 -0800 (PST)
From:           	Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
To:             	politech@vorlon.mit.edu
Subject:        	FC: AOL bars delivery of news article about FBI and "porn"
Send reply to:  	declan@well.com

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Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 16:08:52 -0500 (EST)
From: Ray Everett-Church <ray@everett.org>
To: declan@well.com, freematt@COIL.COM
Subject: irony

Declan & Matt: Found the following bounced email in the admin mailbox
for the Cyberia list. Headers deleted to protect the silly.

 Ray Everett-Church, Esq. - Chief Privacy Officer & VP, Public Policy
    AllAdvantage.com - It's time to take Advantage of the Internet.
 Join AllAdvantage! <http://www.alladvantage.com/go.asp?refid=DXU458>

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Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 05:46:18 -0500
From: "L-Soft list server at America Online (1.8d)"

The enclosed message, found in the  CYBERIA-L mailbox and shown under
the spool ID 10705042 in the system log, has been identified as a
possible delivery error notice  for  the following  reason: 
"Sender:",  "From:" or  "Reply-To:"  field pointing to the list has
been found in mail body.

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The attached mail message has been rejected for the following reason:

Body contained word(s)/phrase(s): porn, porno

Additional Information:


Please correct the problem before re-sending the mail.:

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Date:         Thu, 17 Feb 2000 01:06:42 -0500
From:         Matthew Gaylor <freematt@COIL.COM>
Subject:      Clinton & Gore Vow To Fight The Establishment On Crypto

[Note from Matthew Gaylor:  Professor Dave Farber is the new chief
technologist at the FCC and was present for Clinton's recent Internet
security meeting.  Read point number 4 and then read Declan
McCullagh's article on Louie Freeh's request for more tax dollars to
fight online drug smugglers, child pornographers, spies, and
terrorists.  Am I the only one to think Clinton speaks out of both
sides of his mouth?]

Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 05:27:25 -0500
From: Dave Farber <farber@cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: IP: Clintons security meeting

I was there with my UPenn hat on. It was a very open meeting with some
relatively frank discussions. I will try to report more fully latter
today but:

1. there were but two academics incl myself about 30 people total

2.the network was, at least this time, not a problem. It was insecure
computer systems and software. The use of commodity systems for
critical tasks was one of the root causes as was lack of security
hygiene (safe computing)

3. the industrial players committed to establish a sharing of attack

4. the President in response to a private question re crypto said to
me that he and Al had fought and would continue to fight the
government establishment (I assume FBI and Intelligence)  to open it

It was a very enlightening and useful meeting for me and for I hope

More latter


ps the President is a fast thinker


Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 18:01:36 -0500
To: cryptography@c2.net
From: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject: Freeh says DoS attacks require FBI access to plaintext


                        Everything Hacked but the Budget
                        by Declan McCullagh (declan@wired.com)

                        1:15 p.m. 16.Feb.2000 PST
                        Justice Department and FBI officials
                        Wednesday told a Senate panel that last
                        week's denial of service attacks provide
                        ample reason to give law enforcement
                        bigger budgets and additional powers.


                        Repeating a long-standing theme, he said
                        data-scrambling encryption products
                        posed a real danger to police, who
                        needed access to descrambled
                        documents or communications.

                        During previous appearances on Capitol
                        Hill, Freeh has warned of drug smugglers,
                        child pornographers, spies, and terrorists
                        cloaking their communications with impunity.

                        Now he said hackers, such as the ones
                        responsible for the denial of service
                        attacks, could encrypt their files and
                        make the evidence "all but worthless to

                        "Without the ability of law enforcement to get
                        court-ordered access to plaintext, we're going
                        to be out of business," Freeh said. "If it is
                        unaddressed, we're not going to [be able to]
                        work in many of these areas."

                        He said that the FBI is finding more and
                        more cases -- including 53 last year -- in
                        which suspects are using encryption products
                        like PGP to shield their files.


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