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FC: Privacy is an antisocial act

------- Forwarded message follows ------- Date sent: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 12:02:59 -0400 To: From: Declan McCullagh <> Subject: FC: Privacy is an antisocial act, from my weekly Wired column Send reply to:

Here's my second week-in-DC column. Topics include MS antitrust lobbying, a conservative who's opposing library filtering, White House privacy czar, trademark bill, IETF debate, ITU critique, etc:,1283,31937,00.html

An excerpt: PRIVACY IS AN "ANTISOCIAL ACT": Scott Bradner wasn't surprised to hear the FBI say this week that they wanted an easily wiretappable Internet.

The veteran Internet Engineering Task Force area coordinator and Harvard University networking guru has already had his arm twisted by the Feds.

It happened when the IETF decided to wire encryption into the next-generation Internet protocol, IPv6.

"Someone very high up in the US Justice Department told me that week that for the IETF to support encryption was an 'antisocial act,'" Bradner said.

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