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Computer underground Digest Wed Sep 8 1993 Volume 5 : Issue 70 ISSN 1004-042X Editors: Jim Thomas and Gordon Meyer (TK0JUT2@NIU.BITNET) Archivist: Brendan Kehoe Shadow-Archivists: Dan Carosone / Paul Southworth Ralph Sims / Jyrki Kuoppala Ian Dickinson Cookie Editor: Etaoin Shrdlu, III CONTENTS, #5.70 (Sep 8 1993) File 1--World Wide Web Newsletter Information File 2--Big time hacker from the small town File 3--Re: A Class Like None Other [revised] File 4--Imaginary Government Reply to Jim Warren's Model Letter File 5--'Zine Watch: CRYPT, GRAY AREAS and BOARDWATCH File 6--Other BBSes Carrying CuD File 7--Phrack now only available on the CuD shadow archives File 8--EFF Position Opening--DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS File 9--Canadian Document Database File 10--UK Privacy International Conference File 11--CALIF E-ACCESS BILL (AB #1624) PASSES!!! Cu-Digest is a weekly electronic journal/newsletter. 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DISCLAIMER: The views represented herein do not necessarily represent the views of the moderators. Digest contributors assume all responsibility for ensuring that articles submitted do not violate copyright protections. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1993 19:13:48 +0000 From: wwwn@UKARTNET.DEMON.CO.UK Subject: File 1--World Wide Web Newsletter Information +++++++++++ ELECTRONIC PRESS RELEASE +++++++++++ SEPTEMBER 1 1993 The World Wide Web Newsletter brings you Desktop Global Networking Now you can plug in to an endless world of people and information: the fastest growing global event, with room and resources for everyone. Al Gore dubbed it the "information superhighway" now everyone from the President of the United States to the grungiest cyberpunk is out there, roaming the highways. The WORLD WIDE WEB NEWSLETTER is a unique source of news, information, help, addresses and ideas from and about the new global networks. If you want to know about the cyberspace you need to read the World Wide Web Newsletter. The WORLD WIDE WEB NEWSLETTER is proud to introduce Desktop Global Networking (DGN) for all. Anyone who has an interest in communication; anyone who is thinking about utilising the power of desktop global networking; anyone who should know what is happening out there; anyone interested in the range of resources and products that make up the World Wide Web has to read The World Wide Web Newsletter. The World Wide Web is a metanetwork of interconnected computers, known variously as the Internet, the Matrix and Cyberspace. The World Wide Web Newsletter is your navigation system to the greatest free resource and communication system in the history of the world. The WORLD WIDE WEB NEWSLETTER is designed with the non-specialist in mind - you don't need a degree in computer networking to read us. We aim to bring you clear, informative, helpful, exciting insights into the most useful communication and information system that you will ever use. This World Wide Web the Internet, the Matrix, the Cyberspace is a huge interconnected system of networked computers. It is estimated that fifteen million people a day use the system and that the system is growing at ten percent a month. The Web will change our lives. As access to it becomes widespread, so knowledge of how it works, what is in it, how to make use of it and what will happen next becomes of prime importance to more and more of us. The global network is so huge that newcomers and old hands alike find it difficult to keep tabs on the needles in this haystack. The WORLD WIDE WEB NEWSLETTER brings you the best of the global networks every other month: News; Features; UK access information; network multimedia; a-z of the Internet; Frequently Asked Questions; common problems, common solutions; Reviews - books, software, hardware, services and systems; non-Internet systems and how they connect; how individuals use the global networks. Resource and Listings sections will provide ready references to resources on the Internet, from those you use everyday to the obscure depths that you may never otherwise find. The September/October issue of The WORLD WIDE WEB NEWSLETTER + UK Networking: how to; where to; who to and a full listing of UK Internet access providers. + Powermail The wonderful world of mailing lists: how to exploit the power of e-mail. + Cello - Full featured Internet software for Windows reviewed by Neville Wilford + Awesome Sites: Virtual Tourism the John S. Makulowich Column + NetNews latest news from the global networks + Off Internet Hardware and software developments outside and around the Internet + Internet a-z: Astronautics How to become an astronaut and other frequently asked questions + Plus information on software and hardware developments; resource lists; publications; Internet Multimedia and much more. If you don't read The WORLD WIDE WEB NEWSLETTER, you'll never know what you are missing - or who's missing you. The WORLD WIDE WEB NEWSLETTER Editor: Ivan Pope ISSN 1350 - 2263 Individual issues 3 + 1 p&p 24 for 6 issues including postage in the UK and Europe. 42 (US$60) elsewhere including airmail postage Payable to Art Computers CIS: 100135,1673 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE EDITOR IVAN POPE ON +44 81 533 0818 or IVAN@UKARTNET.DEMON.CO.UK or FAX ON THE ABOVE NUMBER Published by: Art Computers, 13 Brett Rd, London E8 1JP UK Ivan Pope Editor The World Wide Web Newsletter +44 (0)81 533 0818 13 Brett Rd Fax: +44 (0)81 533 0818 London E8 1JP UK +++++++++++++ - The World Wide Web Newsletter (WWWN). The WWWN is a monthly subscription newsletter that covers the new global networks. ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1993 07:55:04 EST From: Chip Seymour Subject: File 2--Big time hacker from the small town This article appeared in "The Bolton Common" Vol. V, No.251 dated Friday, August 27, 1993, after somehow being overlooked by the larger, more prolific newspapers. Let me set the scene. The town of Bolton (Massachusetts), population 4,000 (on a good day) strides Interstate 495 about 40 miles west of Boston and 15 miles north of Worcester, and boasts one and one-half traffic lights, two orchards, and three churches. Period. The Common's 'Police News' column mentions that "At about 7:30 Saturday morning, August 14, police received a report of a peacock on the loose at the intersection of Harvard Road and Main Street." Mayberry, right? NOT! "POLICE NAB OBSCENE CALLER" by Bill Latimer (reprinted without asking) "A Bolton police and New England Telephone Company investigation of threatening and obscene telephone calls to a Bolton family may have uncovered a computer hacker network capable of wreaking havoc on New England's power distribution system. Regardless of any wider implications, says Police Chief Warren Wilson, the investigation has put an end to the calls that terrorized a local family since July 21 and put its members in fear for their lives. Police believe a 13-year-old Gardner (Massachusetts) boy is responsible for the calls. The police department has evidence of the youth's calls, evidence that the US Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are interested in examining, says Wilson. "Bolton police have not charged the youth with any crime, Wilson said at press time, because of the 'multi-jurisdictional aspects of the case.' In addition to federal interest in the case, Acton and Fitchburg (Mass.) police believe the youth terrorized victims in those towns from his home using sophisticated computer equipment, says Wilson. Bolton's reports are being forwarded to the Worcester County district attorney's office. "Wilson provided the Common with a broad outline of the investigation and law enforcement agencies' suspicions. Bolton Officer Bill Blewett began an investigation after a local family notified police on July 21 that they had received several obscene calls, some of which threatened murder. With the help of New England Telephone, police installed a phone trap on the victims' phone, which gave authorities the phone numbers from which all calls to the victims originated. Several more of the obscene, threatening calls -- sometimes with more than one voice on the line -- were traced back to Mount Wachusett Community College and Heywood Memorial Hospital, both in Gardner (Mass, about 20 miles west of Bolton). Because both have elaborate phone systems, officials there could not say who might have made the calls. Police then concentrated on the other phone numbers from which people placed legitimate calls to the victims. A Bolton number appeared frequently, often at about the same time as the obscene calls, and Blewett went to that house to interview the residents. Information gathered there in an interview with a young Bolton resident --Wilson refused to be more specific -- led police to the home of the Gardner youth. "With a search warrant from Gardner District Court in hand, officers went through the Gardner home and seized a computer 'with more power than anything we've got at the station,' says Wilson. "'The computer contains much evidence of illegal activity,' says Wilson, 'including voice data, which we have listened to, constituting harassing and obscene telephone calls.' One custom program in the computer is named 'Harass.' "The Gardner boy was allegedly a member of a nationwide computer hackers' network, whose members can access the phone systems at large institutions, such as the college and hospital, and charge thousands of dollars worth of phone calls to the institutions. The seized computer contains records of thousands of phone calls, says Wilson, many of them one-minute or less. These are indicative of computer hackers trying to gain access to other computer systems, Wilson says. "The hackers' network may have had the capability 'to penetrate the New England [electric] power structure,' Wilson says he learned when the federal agencies became involved. 'The computer contents are being held for analysis by the Secret Service at their request.' The Common has learned from a source close to the case that the group may have attempted to access the computer system at at least one nuclear power plant in Massachusetts. The victims, whom Wilson declined to identify, have expressed 'tremendous relief' that the caller has been identified. The dozens of phone calls, some at 2 and 3 a.m., had shaken the family so badly that they were about to hire special duty police officers to guard their home at night. The 13-year-old suspect did not know his victims, says Wilson. 'It was not a personal vendetta.' "Wilson summed up the progress of the wider investigation: 'More to come.' And now, back to Mayberry. "A domestic rabbit was found on Old Shirley Road on August 20. Anyone missing a rabbit should call police ... " ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1993 18:28:32 From: jmbell@DARMOK.WIN.NET(Jonathan Bell) Subject: File 3--Re: A Class Like None Other [revised] ((MODERATORS' NOTE: For parsimony, we reproduce here only the first and last two paragraphs of Johnathan Bell's paper, which summarize his central themes. His points are well-argued, and the copious footnotes should be of value to scholars. The entire paper can be obtained from the CuD ftp archives. We recommend it)). A CLASS LIKE NONE OTHER: HOW THE TRADITIONAL MEDIA CLASSIFICATIONS FAIL TO PROTECT IN THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER by Jonathan Bell August 4, 1993 Mass Communications Law and Ethics Dwight Teeter - Summer 1993 Imagine the mass communications functions of publisher, distributor, broadcaster, advertiser and utility rolled into one and you might find that the beast before you is being operated out of your own home -- or at least that of a friend or neighbor. The computer bulletin board (BBS) offers a variety of services to its users: shopping, electronic mail, public discussion of hot topics, free software, free advice, news. All that may sound idealistic but it is here. The only thing endangering BBS' and their system operators' (sysops') ability to run them is a legal system unclear and uneducated about the First Amendment held dearly by those who keep them going, whether they are the users or the operators. Exactly where BBS' stand in the legal structure has not been definitively decided by anyone. Getting sysops to agree has yet to be accomplished, users see things differently and lawyers and government often have views widely divergent from the thoughts of the other two. The simple fact that the proper status of bulletin boards has yet to be answered reasonably opens up the dire need for a new media classification system. No one sees eye to eye, and assurances that the right thing will always be done do not work. ************************* It may seem shocking for users today to learn that more than ever they are responsible for what they write and what they distribute. The ability to have your voice heard is unprecedented but so is the capability to harm. The media lessons of copyright, privacy and defamation still are being taught on the networks today. They will continue as more people log on to the networks at hand, spreading their personage electronically. Education can answer many of the problems facing the electronic world today. But no puzzles are solvable until computer information systems and bulletin boards are granted the highest degree of First Amendment rights and freedom from liability necessary to keep the waves of public exchange coming throughout the future. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 6 Sep 93 03:04 PDT From: john@ZYGOT.ATI.COM(John Higdon) Subject: File 4--Imaginary Government Reply to Jim Warren's Model Letter ((MODERATORS' NOTE: While we often share John's cynicism, which he expresses satirically below, it appears that Jim Warren's idealism and belief in collective action were *not* misplaced. A few minutes ago, CuD learned that Jim Warren's (and others') efforts to pass the California electronic access bill that would increase availability of public documents to the public were rewarded. Warren's model letters and other strategies were instrumental in today's final passage of the legislation. See File #11, below)). +++++++ Jim Warren presented a substantial argument in his "Model Letter" to John Burton. But it is entirely based upon the premise that anyone in the California state government gives two hoots or a holler about the citizenry. Therefore I appoint myself official (tongue-in-cheek) spokesperson for our state legislature and answer each of Mr. Warren's arguments against the charging of fees for on-line access to state documents. (My apologies for anything that seems true enough to be mistaken for seriousness.) Mr. Warren writes: > I ask that you reconsider your demand for fees, for at least ten reasons: > > 1. BAD PRECEDENT -- FREE FOR OLD-FASHIONED PAPER VS. FEES FOR MODERN ACCESS Mr. Warren, you obviously think that any of us here in Sacramento give a damn about how much anything in government costs. The money comes out of your pocket, not ours. We collect it from you in taxes. We even will track you down after you retire in another state to make sure we get our pound of flesh. I hope that answers your concern regarding costs. > 2. CREATES TWO CLASSES OF PUBLIC ACCESS BASED ON WEALTH AND POSITION Mr. Warren, where on earth have you been all of your life. Of course people with money and position have the power. We have campaign contributions to work off here. Actually, there are several issues at work. Newspapers are our friends. They give us mindless, unquestioning access to the public with our press hand-outs and print what we make convenient. On the other hand, people who are too poor to pay fees for on-line document access are probably radical trouble makers. We don't need that kind of riff-raff examining what we do here in Sacramento. > 3. YOU WOULD EXCLUDE SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, STUDENTS, LIBRARIES, HOMELESS, ETC. Naturally. Students have always been a pain in our rear. Thankfully, as a group, their voting record stinks. The last thing we want to do is incite these children into recklessly exercising their rights. And for heaven's sake, why on earth would we want a bunch of homeless bums to know what is going on in Sacrmento? And the beard and glasses types that frequent libraries--well, need I say more? > 4. BUREAUCRACY AND FEES WOULD DETER MOST LOW-COST PUBLIC ACCESS No shit Sherlock! Did someone lead you to think that we had some desire to make our silly shenanigans public? > 5. IMPOSSIBLE TO ENFORCE; WOULD INCITE WIDESPREAD VIOLATION OF YOUR LAW Did you ever consider that maybe money is not the issue here, but rather denial of access? Give us some credit. But a nice bonus in having fees built into the system is the fact that we know perfectly well that people will ignore the law. This gives us carte blanche to "round up all the usual suspects" should we decide that someone has spoken the wrong thing at the wrong time. When we want to "put someone away", it is most useful to have some trumped up charge. Not paying fees is made to order. > 6. A TECHNICAL NIGHTMARE -- WHO PAYS? HOW MUCH SURVEILLANCE OF USERS? Mr. Warren, we KNOW that. In addition to the above, we are provided with a great excuse to monitor and search and seize to our hearts' content. > 7. SUPPORT -- DON'T SUPPRESS -- DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-TECH SMALL BUSINESS Don't get us wrong--we support high-tech. But only in big corporations. These garage operations, "loose cannons" if you will, scare the bloody crap out of us. The idea that ordinary people can, unsupervised and in private, create, develop, and manipulate data seen and read by other ordinary people--using high-tech means, no less--strikes at the very core of our benevolent purpose. That purpose is to protect you and other citizens from unnecessary contact with data and devices that you need not know anything about. We, and our corporate contributors--er, I mean the corporations who are under our thumb--oops, rather the high tech industry will handle everything and take care of you. > 8. FREE LAND-FILL PAPER VS. FEES FOR RECYCLABLE ELECTRONS Green stuff is only for serving our agenda. Do not try to use that "green" nonsense on us. We invented the hype so we could raise your taxes. We are pleased that it has been effective. But do not attempt to con your government. We invented the practice. > 9. PRECEDENTS FOR ELECTRONIC SPEECH, ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY, ELECTRONIC PRESS > I understand you plan to exclude subscription newspapers from your fee-for- > fee mandate. Mr. Warren, as I explained earlier, the mindless newspapers are our friends. Your rabble-rousing "electronic publishers" say things we don't like, and have a "readership" that we would just as soon not see the material. Remember the key word "access". Access is something that all of us in government would just as soon you and all the other bozo constituents NOT have. > 10. YOUR PRECEDENT FOR THE PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO PETITION THEIR GOVERNMENT Hey, if we had our druthers, we would turn that off in a minute. All we have between us and you clowns is a mountain of paperwork and procedures. Are you seriously asking us to strip that away? You think we WANT to hear from you between elections? Get real, son. (End of comments as tongue-in-cheek government spokesperson.) While the above may be pulling at the corners just a little, it is my personal opinion that there is contained more truth than fiction. There are two things to always remember about government bureaucrats: cost is never an issue; and none wants you to know what really goes on in government. After all, you pay the bill and what you don't know won't hurt you. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1993 17:41:21 CDT From: CuD Moderators Subject: File 5--'Zine Watch: CRYPT, GRAY AREAS and BOARDWATCH CRYPT NEWS LETTER The Crypt Newsletter is an electronic document which delivers deft satire, savage criticism and media analyses on topics of interest to the editor and the computing public. The Crypt Newsletter also reviews anti-virus and security software and republishes digested news of note to users of such. The Crypt Newsletter ALSO supplies analysis and complete source code to many computer viruses made expressly for the newsletter. Source codes and DEBUG scripts of these viruses can corrupt - quickly and irreversibly - the data on an IBM-compatible microcomputer - particularly when handled imperfectly. Ownership of The Crypt Newsletter can damage your reputation, making you unpopular in heavily institutionalized settings, rigid bureaucracy or environments where unsophisticated, self-important computer user groups cohabit. Files included in the latest issue (#17): CRPTLT.R17 - this electronic document TEST.PAK - Aristotle's PAK "device" bomb demonstrator TREKWAR.ASM - TREKWAR source code YB-X.ASM - YB/Dick Manitoba virus source code and analysis CLUST.ASM - TridenT Cluster virus, advanced stealth example, and analysis VECTOR.ASM - Kohntark's interrupt vector lister utility, in source code YB-X.SCR - scriptfile for YB TREKWAR.SCR - scriptfile for TREKWAR CLUST.SCR - scriptfile for CLUSTER VECTOR.SCR - scriptfile for Kohntark's vector lister To obtain a subscription or more information, contact Urnst Kouch at: ******************************************************************** GRAY AREAS The Fall (Vol 2, #3), 1993, issue of Gray Areas is out and looks even better than before. This time there's a review of DEFCON I, an interview with the head of the Recording Industry Association of America's piracy unit (complete with photos of busts of record counterfeiters), articles on drug laws in Amsterdam and the U.S., an interview with a woman who performed phone sex, an interview with the leader of the Church of the SubGenius, Ivan Stang, more on UFOs and photos of a KKK rally. This issue of Gray Areas builds on previous themes of intellectual property rights and copyright ownership. There are two pieces of exclusive communication from the Grateful Dead's legal counsel as well as two pieces of exclusive communication from people who sell unauthorized, bootleg Grateful Dead video tapes and unauthorized, counterfeit Grateful Dead T-shirts. Photos of other T-shirts which show cartoon characters using drugs and which spoof the Jurassic Park logo are also shown and discussed. Other criminals come forward too. There is correspondence printed from someone who broke into drugstores to steal prescription drugs, someone who sneaks into cemeteries at night and a software pirate confesses why he does it. Gray Areas is doing a tremendous job uniting criminals and deviants with those who enforce the law and who follow it to the letter. Gray Areas prints all points of view and is careful to be fair to all sides. The issue is available from: Gray Areas, Inc. P.O. Box 808, Broomall, PA 19008-0808. It is $5.00 (ask for #4) or $18 for four issues (you may start with #1 at no extra charge if you specify you are a CuD reader). Please note that Gray Areas is a paper magazine with no newsgroup or on-line mailing list. They welcome submissions from the computer underground and may be reached on-line at: ******************************************************************** BOARDWATCH MAGAZINE Boardwatch specializes in BBS news and notes, and covers everything from BBS law and policy to personalities and software. We found three articles in the September issue of Boardwatch of exceptional interest. First is the list of the "Readers' Choice" for the top 100 BBSes in the US; second is an indepth article on the modem price wars and tips on finding the best values for the buck; third is a nifty story on genealogical research on-line. As always, Lance Rose's column, "Legally Online" is priceless. This month, Lance describes the power of online communication in union activities as a Hollywood writer's union squabble concludes more-or-less amicably. Subscriptions to Boardwatch are $36 a year and available at: Boardwatch Magazine 8500 W. Bowles Ave, Suite 210 Littleton, CO 80123 ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 1 Sep 1993 15:31:05 CDT From: CuD Moderators Subject: File 6--Other BBSes Carrying CuD Date--Sat, 17 Jul 93 09:24:00 From--victor.volkman@HAL9K.COM(Victor Volkman) In regards to your recent issue (BBSes which carry CUD): I run a BBS with dialup access from 1200 to 14400 baud which carries the CU-DIGEST newsgroup. I also have some back issues archived off in file directories. The BBS is free to the public and can be reached on +1 313 663 4173 or 663 3959. A total of six v.32bis phone linews are available. ****************************************************************** Date--Mon, 19 Jul 93 19:49:18 EST From--jgraham@DOLMEN.BITNET(James R. Graham) I just wanted to inform you that The Portal Dolmen BBS at (812)334-0418 in Bloomington, Indiana is now carrying Computer Underground Digest. It is available for download from the file area "Computer Underground Digest". Thanks, Jim Graham Sysop ******************************************************************* From--South of Hell BBS South of Hell has over 4000 ANSi art, 300 VGAs/Intros, and art from virtually EVERY art group in the Underground art scene. It just added some H/P sections. Its an affiliate of iCE, ACiD, and CHAOS. It is the Southern HeadQuarters of UNiSON, GwAr, MAJiCK, and TDX. We distribute for CuD, SWaT, SCi, DoM, and SPEED. So for ALL the latest grafix, call South of Hell, 305-360-0575. Also a large Virtual Reality .GIF section. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1993 15:47:32 -0400 From: (Brendan Kehoe) Subject: File 7--Phrack now only available on the CuD shadow archives PLEASE NOTE: Issues of Phrack Magazine are now ONLY available on the mirror sites. The main archive in /pub/cud on can no longer house them. In the past few months, the Phrack archives alone have constituted a startling percentage of the bandwidth used by the EFF's net connection. This is definitely unacceptable, since they are donating the space, system resources, and network connectivity to the CuD archives. There are a number of shadow sites which have the issues of Phrack available; please look to one of them. To avoid future problems on those sites, I urge people to retrieve the Index first, and then get the issues that have the information you need. One part of the problem with Phrack's bandwidth is directly attributable to people who would retrieve ALL of the issues at once---that is 3Mb of traffic to you and me. Please remember that your actions on the Net do have an effect, however indirect they may appear to be. Anyway, the shadow sites are: UNITED STATES: ( in /pub/CuD/cud in /pub/mirror/cud ( in /pub/eff/cud AUSTRALIA: ( in /pub/text/CuD. EUROPE: in pub/doc/cud. (Finland) in pub/cud (United Kingdom) I would personally like to thank the EFF for their continued support and very patient handling of this matter. Also, the folks who maintain the shadows of the main archive continue to be invaluable in the upkeep and widespread availability of the CuD archives. Brendan Kehoe CuD Archivist ((MODERATORS NOTE---We share Brendan's gratitude to EFF for providing archive space. But, Brendan's efforts over the years, while invisible and thankless, have been invaluable for those utilizing the files that he as diligently maintained. We've often wondered where he found the time to write his useful guidebook: Zen and the Art of the Internet)). ------------------------------ Date: Tue, Sep 6 1993: 12:21:55 EDT From: Subject: File 8--EFF Position Opening--DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Position Announcement The Electronic Frontier Foundation DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS The Electronic Frontier Foundation, based in Washington, DC, is a public interest organization that brings together legal, technical, and policy expertise to address the democratic potential and social impact of new computer and communications technologies. EFF has rapidly expanded its influence in the national public policy arena, helping to find common ground among the concerns of government, industry, and the public interest. EFF promotes the broad social and economic benefits offered by new information and communication technology while safeguarding principles of freedom, openness, competitiveness, and the civil liberties of individual citizens. EFF is seeking an experienced Director of Communications to articulate and communicate EFF's messages to a range of audiences. The Director of Communications will work closely with the Membership Coordinator, who will implement plans for membership development, and an Online Activist, who will be responsible for getting EFF 's message out on electronic networks. We're looking for an experienced wordsmith and ideasmith who can write and edit a range of policy, press and promotional materials, help develop a communication and membership strategy, define audiences, and develop themes that speak to those audiences through the electronic, broadcast, and print media. You must be an energetic, hands-on, team member who loves to write on a range of topics with style, depth, and political sensibility, and you should be comfortable with public speaking. Knowledge of public policy, technology issues, and experience in a public interest setting preferred. Applicants should be computer literate and have experience managing multiple projects, deadlines, and collaborations. Minimum B.S./B.A. plus 5 years professional experience in a related field such as journalism, politics, advertising, business communications, news or public relations. A sense of humor is required. Excellent salary and benefits, and lively, committed coworkers. This position is in Washington, DC. No phone calls, please. To apply, send resume, brief writing sample, cover letter and salary requirements by September 27 to our recruiter: Lisa Breit & Associates 54 Rich Valley Road Wayland, MA 01778 You may apply by e-mail (ASCII only please). Address to: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 8 Sep 93 11:50:49 EDT From: news@CLARK.DGIM.DOC.CA(#Usenet News) Subject: File 9--Canadian Document Database The Department of Industry and Science, Government of Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of an on-line document database. This pilot project currently makes nine telecommunications-related documents available in both official languages, English and French. **** ftp access All documents are available in ASCII format, uncompressed via anonymous ftp from: pub/doc/ for the most recent index of files retrieve "00readme" *** Listserv access These files are also available via Listerserv for people with e- mail access only. The address is To retrieve the most recent index of documents available send the following command alone in the body of the message: get isc 00readme ****** Titles available: A Guide for the radiotelephone operator 1986, English 56 p / French 58 p Decoding the Law on Decoding 1991, English 13 p / French 13 p Convergence, Competition and Cooperation 1992, English 287 p / French 311 p Telecommunications in Canada: An overview of the Carriage Industry 1992, Eng 36 p / French 38 p Telecommunications: New Legislation for Canada 1992, Eng 25 p / French 28 p New Media New Choices 1992, English 43 p / French 47 p Telecommunications Privacy Principles 1992, English 8 p / French 8 p A Spectrum Policy Framework for Canada 1992, English 29 p / French 30 p Digital Radio: the sound of the future 1993, Eng 29 p / French 31 p +---------------------------------------------------------- Industrie et Sciences Canada, du gouvernement du Canada, a le plaisir d'introduire une base de donnees des documents. Cette base du dinnees du project pilote comprend prisentement neuf documents relies aux telecommunications, dans les deux langues officielles du Canada, francias et anglais *** Aces par ftp Tous les documents sont accessibles en format ASCII non comprime, par "anonymous ftp" a: pub/isc/ pour obtenir l'index le plus recent prendre le fichier "00lisez" *** Aces par Listserv Ces fichiers sont egalement accessibles par Listerserver aux personnes munies de l'acces par courrier electronique seulement. L'adresse est la suivante : Pour obtenir l'index le plus recent des documents disponibles envoyez la commande suivante isolement dans le corps du message : get isc 00LISEZ **** Fichiers disponible Guide du radiotelephoniste 1986, Anglais 56 p./francais 58 p. Comment decoder la legislation sur le decodage 1991, Anglais 13 p./francais 13 p. Convergence, concurrence et cooperation 1992, Anglais 287 p./francais 311 p. Les telecommunications au Canada : Survol de l'industrie de la distribution, 1992, Anglais 36 p./francais 38 p. Les telecommunications : nouvelle legislation canadienne 1992, Anglais 25 p./francais 28 p. Nouveaux medias ... Nouveaux choix 1992, Anglais 43 p./francais 47 p. Principes de protection de la vie privee dans les telecommunications 1992, Anglais 8 p./francais 8 p. Cadre de la politique canadienne du spectre 1992, Anglais 29 p./francais 30 p. La radio numerique : La voie du futur 1993, Anglais 29 p./francais 31 p. | Casey Barton (a guy ) (613)236-7792 | ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1993 16:46:06 EST From: Dave Banisar Subject: File 10--UK Privacy International Conference UK Privacy International Conference ANNOUNCEMENT ONE DAY PUBLIC CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION 30th SEPTEMBER, 1993, MANCHESTER, UK A roundtable hosted jointly by Privacy International and the Law School of the University of Manchester Topics include : Privacy concerns with Caller ID and digital phone services Privacy implications of Electronic Health Care Patient Record Systems and medical smart cards Cryptography, and communications surveillance Implications of the European Commission data protection directive The establishment of guidelines for handling police files in emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe Weaknesses in the UK Data Protection Act 8.30 AM - 2.00 PM, Thursday 30th September 1993 Room 2.22, The Law School, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL For more information, please contact : Simon Davies at Privacy International in London on (44) 81 402 0737 or fax (44) 81 313 3726 (email : Davies ) or Dave Banisar at Privacy International in Washington on (1) 202 544 9240, fax (1) 202 547 5482 (email : ) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1993 15:11:06 -0700 From: Jim Warren Subject: File 11--CALIF E-ACCESS BILL (AB #1624) PASSES!!! ((MODERATORS' NOTE: The following post from Jim Warren came in a few minutes prior to sending out #5.70--it looks as if the inglamorous and nitty-gritty perseverance of trench fighting paid off in passing a signficant electronic access bill. Although not dramatic, the bill has significant implications for expanding cyberspace, and the strategic model used in California should be applied elsewhere. Jim Warren and all the others who participated in the effort should be commended. SUPER JOB!!)) +++++ Today, AB1624 passed the Assembly 78-to-0 on the consent agenda, thus concurring with the amendments that had been made in the Senate after the Assembly passed it the first time. Unless Gov. Pete Wilson vetos it within 12 days, it will become law, taking effect Jan. 1, 1993. Who knows, perhaps Benovelant Ol' Bion Gregory, the Chief Legislative Counsel who's been peddling our data to a few private distributors for years, might even make our legislative data available to us mere citizens, before he's required by law to do so. Would be a nice show of good faith and efficiency. (He's had a 1.544-megabit/sec, T-1 Internet connection since last May and has at least one Internet host that "pinged" active, months ago.) ** FAX & CALL WILSON ASAP, PLEASE ** In a one fax-page, tell why you want him to sign AB1624, give your title and organizational affiliation(s), perhaps mention groups with whom you are in touch that are interested in the bill, etc. GOV. PETE WILSON; VOICE/916-445-2814; FAX/916-445-4633 GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, STATE CAPITOL, SACRAMENTO CA 95814 It probably wouldn't hurt to mention that you know (a) his Deputy-Chief-of-Staff, Bill Hauck, is also Executive Vice President of State Net, one of the two largest for-profit distributors of this information, and (b) Rick Brandsma - one of Wilson's appointees to the Fair Political Practices Commission - is Senior Vice President of State Net, but (c) State Net has clearly stated in at least two public meetings that they do not oppose AB1624 [which I personally, happen to believe], and (d) you hope Gov. Wilson doesn't veto AB1624 if for no other reason that the *apearance* of conflict-of-interest this would create for him, Hauck and Brandsma. [I have also heard high praise for Brandsma from several Sacramento insiders whom I respect and trust.] WILSON'S GENERAL SERVICES DEPT SPENDS $300,000 FOR ELECTRONIC LEGIS INFO In 1992, when Legislative Counsel received about $295,000 for sale of our public records to State Net and Legi-Tech on magtape, Wilson' State Dept. of General Services paid State Net and Legi-Tech about $285,000 for electronic access to legislative info, including but not limited to data covered by AB1624. Cal.DGS could save at least some of that expense by using AB1624 free access. CITY/COUNTY/LOCAL AGENCIES PAY ANOTHER $600,000 FOR ELECTRONIC LEGIS INFO In 1992, State Net received about $300,000 from cities through a master contract with the League of California Cities for providing cities with electronic legislative data, plus another $300,000-or-so from counties through a similar contract with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) - data that included and/or was based on information that will be free in electronic form to everyone under AB1624. Other public agencies and districts - parks, sewers, water, district attorneys, public defenders, etc. - undoubtedly paid still more to access AB1624 data, especially including current codes (enacted statutes). SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS POSSIBLE FOR STATE & LOCAL AGENCIES - AND THEIR TAX-PAYERS Without cost to the tax-payer - since it uses current computers and network connections - AB1624 can undoubtedly save state and local agencies significant loot (if they choose to use its free Internet access - ahhh, another issue and another fight :-). LOOSE ENDS As is usual with most bills, AB1624 was amended numerous times - the last being in the Senate on Aug.30. I don't know of an electronic copy of its final form that is available for free across the Internet. If I get one - or can grit my teeth long enough to rekey it from my paper copy - I'll distribute it to this [rather huge] list. In an earlier Update, I said the Gov had until Oct. 12th to veto the bill. Error: That's only at the end of a two-year legislative session. This is the end of the first year; he has only 12 days to kill the bill - and WE THUS HAVE FEWER DAYS IN WHICH TO EFFECTIVELY URGE HIS SUPPORT. TSK! Several days ago, Legi-Tech reversed its publicly-expressed position in which it didn't oppose AB1624, and filed a formal letter opposing it. This makes that McClatchey newspapers subsidiary the only opponent of AB1624. Sad. Strange. [If they e-send an explanation, I'll echo it to this list.] ------------------------------ End of Computer Underground Digest #5.70 ************************************


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