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Computer underground Digest Wed June 1, 1994 Volume 6 : Issue 47 ISSN 1004-042X Editors: Jim Thomas and Gordon Meyer (TK0JUT2@NIU.BITNET) Archivist: Brendan Kehoe Retiring Shadow Archivist: Stanton McCandlish Shadow-Archivists: Dan Carosone / Paul Southworth Ralph Sims / Jyrki Kuoppala Ian Dickinson Covey Editors: D. Bannaducci & S. Jones CONTENTS, #6.47 (June 1, 1994) File 1--Digital Cash system created (fwd) File 2--Announcing: The Electronic Cafe File 3--Problems at TCOE (fwd) File 4--NZ pilots Apple online Network File 5--CYBERSAM VS MIND CONTROL Cu-Digest is a weekly electronic journal/newsletter. Subscriptions are available at no cost electronically. CuD is available as a Usenet newsgroup: Or, to subscribe, send a one-line message: SUB CUDIGEST your name Send it to LISTSERV@UIUCVMD.BITNET or LISTSERV@VMD.CSO.UIUC.EDU The editors may be contacted by voice (815-753-0303), fax (815-753-6302) or U.S. mail at: Jim Thomas, Department of Sociology, NIU, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA. 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"You can pay for access to a database, buy nsoftware or a newsletter by email, play a computer game over the net, receive $5 owed you by a friend, or just order a pizza. The possibilities are truly unlimited" according to David Chaum, Managing Director of DigiCash TM, who announced and demonstrated the product during his keynote address at the first conference on the World Wide Web, in Geneva this week. Electronic cash has the privacy of paper cash, while achieving the high security required for electronic network environments exclusively through innovations in public key cryptography. "It's the first software only solution. In the past we've pioneered such cash for chip cards and electronic wallets, always with a tamper-resistant chip for storing the value--now all you have to do is download the software and you're up and running" continues Dr. Chaum. The product works with Microsoft(R) Windows TM, Macintosh TM, and most UNIX TM platforms. It was shown integrated with Mosaic, the most popular software for people accessing databases, email, or other services on the Internet and World Wide Web. The graphic user interface allows intuitive "dragging and dropping" of icons representing stacks of coins, receipts, record books, etc. The company will be supplying the technology through other firms who will release the products, under various cooperation and trial programs. The user software, which allows both paying and receiving payment, will be distributed free of charge. The product was developed by DigiCash TM Corporation's wholly owned Dutch subsidiary, DigiCash TM BV. It is related to the firm's earlier released product for road pricing, which has been licensed to Amtech TM Corporation, of Dallas, Texas, worldwide leader in automatic road toll collection. This system allows privacy protected payments for road use at full highway speed from a smart card reader affixed to the inside of a vehicle. Also related is the approach of the EU supported CAFE project, of which Dr. Chaum is Chairman, which uses tamper-resistant chips inserted into electronic wallets. The underlying 'blind signature' technology was described in the article "Achieving Electronic Privacy," by David Chaum, Scientific American, August 1992. ============================================================ For more information contact: DigiCash bv Kruislaan 419 tel +31 20 665 2611 1098 VA Amsterdam fax +31 20 668 5486 The Netherlands ============================================================ ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 29 May 1994 17:30:49 +0100 (BST) From: mac18@CUS.CAM.AC.UK(Sparky) Subject: File 2--Announcing: The Electronic Cafe Announcing: The Electronic Cafe Imagine a place where access to the Internet is as easy as buying a paper; where you can exchange knowledge and ideas with millions of people worldwide. Imagine a focus for the interface between your local community and the global community of the Internet. You are thinking about the Ecafe - a community comining music, art and imagination with the resources of a global network, a centre of activity where ordinary people can use the facilities of the Internet within their everyday lives. Bringing together a music venue, a cafe and a connection to the Internet, the Ecafe will give people access in a social setting. It will provide local community information, educational resources, electronic publishing, graphic design and an audience which spans the globe. It will be a place for people to gather, a place of education and creativity, a place where everyone is equal, providing a link to 15 million minds at the speed of light. The Ecafe will be this and more, evolving via the imagination of its users into a local meeting place in the global community. The Electronic Cafe is simple in its goal; to provide Internet access to the general public, but the Ecafe will be more than just another connection onto the Internet. It will provide access for the public to the vast array of information sources available and help people to add to that resource, giving them the equipment to explore the creativity waiting to be discovered within this new medium. If you would like to find out more about the Ecafe then point your web browser to: or Email The Ecafe is scheduled to open by the end of this year in London. We are currently looking for backers and sponsors to support the project, if you would like to discuss the Ecafe in more detail, or perhaps even write an article, I would be only to happy to meet you. I am available in the UK over the next month and in America during July. Mark Cheverton ( 363 King's College, Cambridge, England. CB2 1ST. The Electronic Cafe Email: WWW: ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 18:38:27 -0400 (EDT) From: Stanton McCandlish Subject: File 3--Problems at TCOE (fwd) >From Tue May 24 13:51:26 1994 Following is a post summing up the problems we are having on a local publicly owned BBS. Any advice? --Jim Maroon ====================================================================== This message was from JIM MAROON to ALL originally in conference GeneralPub and was forwarded to you by JIM MAROON ---------------------------------------- Most of you have no doubt heard about the problems at the Tulare County Office of Education BBS. I found out when a couple of conferences I used were withdrawn, but then reinstated. Well, I have picked around here and there and think I have a handle on what is going on, as well as some thoughts on how we ought to approach this. You are going to read in the Times Delta (our local newspaper) an article on this sometime this week. Among other things, the Delta article will report this as a county employee using county time and equipment to push personal political views. That is not what this is really about. This is about book burning. This is not about liberal vs conservative politics. This is about silencing voices with which we disagree through political maneuvering. Apparently, some individual (one of my fellow "liberal" Democrats) objected to the content of some of the messages that were being posted on some of the conferences on TCOE. He also felt that most of the posts and conferences were too conservative. Now, I know we liberals are outnumbered here in Tulare County, so it makes sense that most posts are going to be conservative in nature. Instead of coming out and debating the posters of these messages, thus fighting speech with speech, as would be the truly democratic approach, this individual instead chose to go behind the scenes and complain. The problem this censor had, however, was how does one go about censoring without looking like a censor? Well, he found a device. One of the jobs of a sysop, in my opinion, is to encourage conversation. One way to do that is to pass on controversial positions now and then. It is not possible to be a sysop and not state one's views on occasion. Roger Smith (we all know who the sysop is, so there is no need keep it out of this post) saw a message on an echo (the verbatim reproduction of the Paula Jones vs Bill Clinton brief) and forwarded it to the Soundoff echo. This took a total of about 4 seconds. Admittedly, Roger could have done this at home, but is this really a big deal? Of course it isn't, and our censor knew that, but this was the proverbial foot in the door. He used this as an excuse to silence at least a half dozen echoes, Soundoff being one of them. Would he have complained about this had it been a post that praised the President or took another shot at Dan "The Target" Quail or Rush "Slim" Limbaugh or Ross "Ears" Perot? Of course not. He did this because he objected to the political content of the speech involved, not because of where and when it was done. So, these echoes are no more. They are not gone because they were unpopular. They are gone because they are conservative, and one person found that unfair. They may or may not be back. TCOE is bound by the First Amendment. We are going to see more and more public institutions going online, and in the future that will be the primary mode of getting online. That is why this issue is so important. This is not about some petty local political squabble. This is about the legal right to access information in an unfettered manner on a publicly funded BBS, regardless of political beliefs of the poster or the content of their posts. This is about the right to speak and the right to read. It is legally no different from the Internet. The courts have held that if a government institution provides a meeting room to anybody, it cannot refuse access to that meeting room to any group based on the religious or political beliefs of that group. Well, I see (and the courts would see) a conference as identical. The courts have found that publicly funded universities could not remove Internet listservs based on objection the content of those listservs, or block access to e-mail or bbs echoes. A BBS is just a bunch of folks sitting around talking. You can't dictate what speech is allowed and what speech is not allowed on a BBS run by a government institution. --Jim Maroon ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 30 May 1994 10:43:18 +1200 From: Nathan Torkington Subject: File 4--NZ pilots Apple online Network This is copied with permission of the author and editor, from the "New Zealand InfoTech Weekly", Monday May 30, 1994. ---------- NZ pilots Apple online Network by Adrienne Perry Apple Computer's new online information service is about to be piloted at 150 New Zealand sites before it launches worldwide in a few months. The pilot is part of an international test of the service that will compete with established online information networks such as Compuserve and Internet. e-World was announced by Apple at the Macworld computer show in San Francisco in January, and since then Apple has been constructing the database and signing up content providers. Apple agent CED Distributors will market the product in New Zealand. Managing director Alex Broughton says there will be a strong emphasis on local content, and e-World's as yet undisclosed pricing will be competitive with Compuserve. He says e-World will have an advantage over Internet in that the user interface will employ Apple's traditional user-friendliness and it will be very easy to navigate the service and find areas of interest. e-world will contain gateways into Compuserve and Internet. Initially, Apple intends to convert the 50-60,000 world-wide users of Applelink --- Apple's international e-mail service --- over to e-world. By the end of this year, e-World software will be bundled with every Apple computer sold. Apple computers account for about 12 per cent of the world's personal computers. However, e-World will also be available on PC-Windows, and should those sales take off the service could rapidly become a serious competitor for Compuserve. Mr Broughton says Apple Computers is exploring e-World software bundling deals with leading PC vendors in the United States. New Zealand pilot sites include banks, media and accounting firms, all levels of education, user groups, resellers, software houses, telecommunications carriers and IT managers. There is already a wide range of content on e-World. A Learning Centre contains Groliers Encyclopaedia, while an Arts and Leisure pavilion houses information about films, music, horoscopes, and the entertainment world. Electronic shopping will be available, and United States outdoor equipment retailer LL Bean is already selling its wares on the service. Retailers will probably supply full product details on CD-Rom as demand dictates, Mr Broughton says. The shopping corner will also include third-party Apple software products and a full Mac catalogue. The newstand will house news and commentary. Already online are USA Today, Reuters, and some information technology publications. Subscribers can isolate areas of interest and ask e-World to deliver on-line articles on those subjects at prescribed times. The Community Centre offers a multitude of forums for international conversations in groups or one-on-one sessions, while the Finance and Business Centre offers stockmarket news, investment advice, company profiles, teleworking advice, and live sessions with, for example, marketing guru Regis McKenna. Mr Broughton says New Zealand exporters could advertise their wares on the service. He says e-World can handle moving images and full interactive multi-media but it is limited by the lack of fibre optic cabling, and further developments will depend on network providers. e-World will run over 9600 baud lines to local BT (British Telecom) nodes in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch then direct to a California Stratus-based system. -------------------- (gnat speaking again). I *hate* closed systems. It looks like Apple have learned nothing about the direction of the last 20 years. How many people will seriously want to advertise on Apple's system, when advertising on the Internet would reach a far larger audience? The gullible ones, I guess. As for Apple's e-World givng a friendly interface to the Internet, it's about time that someone pointed Apple at NCSA Mosaic. Come to think of it, someone already has. They're running an HTTP server. Is it really true that Apple are offering multimedia through the networks?! Gosh, I wish we'd thought of that for the World Wide Web. At least it's not as bad as last week's classic offering by the IT Weekly, where we were told that the Internet only has a text-based user interface. This was from people trying to sell Hyper-G, mind you. No mention of the Web at all. It looks like Apple are reinventing O'Reilly's GNN ( at considerable expense, and isolating the corporate customers that advertise with them from the biggest on-line audience around. Bah, and humbug. Nat ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 21 May 94 01:06:39 EDT From: ALIENAIDED@AOL.COM Subject: File 5--CYBERSAM VS MIND CONTROL Copyright 1994 by W.H. Bowart An excerpt from OPERATION MIND CONTROL BOOK TWO CYBERSAM >From The Cybernetic Samisdat It's not easy to make a living as an investigative journalist. It's far easier to make a living writing advertorials, advertising paid garbage for affluent markets. But when you are compelled by a concern for truth, justice and what once was "the American way" to write about subjects that threaten the cryptocracy's plans you could find it hard to get published. What with most of the publishers of books, magazines, radio and television broadcast news departments having an cryptocracy agent in place, little gets out about things such as mind control. As a matter of fact, that's one reason to suspect any news of this kind that you read in the papers or see on the "happytalk" TV news. It's worth repeating the findings of the CIA's internal "Task Force on Greater CIA Openness": "...the public Affairs Office of the CIA now has relationships with reporters from every major wire service, newspaper, news weekly and television network in the nation... This has helped us turn some 'intelligence failure' stories into 'intelligence success' stories... In many instances, we have persuaded reporters to postpone, change, hold or even scrap stories that could have adversely affected national security interests...1" The independent researcher of supressed subjects is left to struggle and strive. Once you could write books like this (Operation Mind Control) on an advance from a book publisher, but seldom any more. Few of the major publishers have the courage or the commitment to constitutional principles to take the chance and buck the invisible system. The establishment press has been co-opted. We are left with a people's news network, a samisdat. In the more innocent days of the 1960's, the sociologist Tamotsu Shibutani concluded: "Various elite groups may seize institutional channels and persuade others to accept ideas that legitimize their ascendancy, but such advantages are generally temporary. Regardless of their formal philosophies most men are pragmatic in their actual orientation toward their world; a premium is placed upon accurate knowledge, for the simple reason that errors in the long run lead to painful consequences. Thus, successful politicians may; gain temporary ascendancy through devious maneuvers, but before long their victims become suspicious and their colleagues cynical. So long as there is some disparity of interests between those who control institutional channels and others, some situations are bound to be interpreted through rumors..."2 "Although tyranny is not new," Shibutani wrote, "thoughtful men in recent years have become increasingly alarmed over awesome prospects arising from the development of effective techniques of political subjugation and control, especially through the manipulation of beliefs. In the last analysis political power rests on the consent or acquiescence of the governed, but if the views of men can be manipulated, is there any safeguard to limit the power of those who control the channels of communication?" Since the passage of the National Security Act, government lying became institutionalized. In the 1950's and 1960s, U.S. Army planes carried out biological warfare attacks against American and Canadian cities by spraying them with supposedly harmless bacteria. The army told local officials it was just testing a radar-deflecting chaff. While the bacteria was supposed to be harmless, several people's deaths are attributed to it. History will show that more freedoms were lost and more lies told during the 12 years George Bush was at the helm of the United States (as both V.P. to a senile movie actor President, then as his sucessor). The Bush administration drafted regulations on the use of deception to provide cover for secret programs. The regulations are part of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual, which sets forth security procedures for government agencies and contractors involved with classified programs The Department of Defense wrote a supplement to the manual for "special access" (read that "black") programs, whose existence could not even be acknowledged. Dated May 29, 1992, and stamped "draft" the supplement stated: "Cover stories may be established for unacknowledged programs in order to protect the integrity of the program from individuals who do not have a need to know. Cover stories must be believable and cannot reveal any information regarding the true nature of the contract. Cover stories for Special Access Programs must have the approval of the PSO (Program Security Officer) prior to dissemination." The Scientific American commented: " The supplement also notes that special access programs must have 'nonattributable' telephone lines, also called 'Hello lines,' connecting them to the outside world. Personnel who answer such a telephone must 'state the proper salutation, e.g. Good Morning or Hello. Do not use the company name.'" Who's paying the bills of government? The people who don't have the need to know, right? Does this mean we no longer live in a democratic republic? During the last years of the Soviet Union, in the decay of the totalitarian regime that was called communism, when repression was complete, the press controlled by the state, there came from the west two revolutionary tools: satellite television and the photocopy machine. Through the round the clock news reports broadcast from CNN the repressed people of the Soviet Union learned the truth about the rest of the world. Through the capability of instant publication made possible by the technology of "dryography", the photocopy and fax machines allowed the people to communicate with each other despite the official channels of communication. The government controlled newspapers, magazines and news programs on the government controlled radio and television stations were reduced by the new technology to mere trivial forms of entertainment. People would turn on the "official news" just to have a good laugh. Informed by their grass roots samisdat they could laugh at the transparent propaganda which was pumped through the institutional news channels. The people knew what was happening through their underground press -- clandestine dryography machines working through the night putting out the truth, circulated hand-to-hand by a network of citizens. The new electronic technology has affected us too. We in America, for the first time, can look in on any revolution anywhere -- live. We might even be a part of them without leaving our desks. Here's Whole Earth Review Editor, Howard Rheingold writing in his book Virtual Community: "I was following an eyewitness report from Moscow during the coup attempt, or China during the Tiananmen Square incident, or Israel and Kuwait during the Gulf War, passed directly from citizen to citizen through an ad hoc network patched together from cheap computers and ordinary telephone lines, cutting across normal geographic and political boundaries by piggybacking on the global communications infrastructure... "People in virtual communities use words on screens to exchange pleasantries and argue, engage in intellectural discourse, conduct commerce, exchange knowledge, share emotional support, make plans, brainstorm, gossip, feud, fall in love, find friends and lose them, play games, flirt, create a little high art and a lot of idle talk. People in virtual communities do just about everything people do in real life, but we leave our bodies behind. You can't kiss anybody and nobody can punch you in the nose, but a lot can happen within those boundaries. To the millions who have been drawn into it, the richness and vitality of computer-linked cultures is attractive, even addictive. "There's no such thing as a single, monolithic, online subculture; it's more like an ecosystem of subcultures, some frivolous, others serious. The cutting edge of scientific discourse is migrating to virtual communities, where you can read the electronic pre-preprinted reports of molecular biologist and cognitive scientists. At the same time, activits and educational reformers are using the same medium as a political tool. You can use virtual communities to find a date, sell a lawnmower, publish a novel, conduct a meeting..." The free press, it once was said, belongs to him who owns the press. Now, today, it belongs to him who has access to the internet. The free press is dead in the "establishment" media, but it's alive and well in cyberspace. Electronic bulletin boards and e-mail and computer networks are carrying a good deal of the truth which flies in the face of all the official reports and government propaganda. ( Though beware of disinformation.) As an editorial in the first MONDO2000 reflected the size and shape and climate of the burgeoning cyberspace. It's all about: "what to do until the millennium comes. We're talking about Total Possibilities. Radical assaults on the limiits of biology, gravity and time. The end of Artificial Scarcity. The dawn of a new humanism. High-jacking technology for personal empowerment, fun and games. Flexing those synapses! Stoking those neuropeptides! Making Bliss States our normal waking consciousness. Becoming the Bionic Angel... But things are going to get weirder before they get better. The Rupture before the Rapture. Social and economic dislocation that will make the Cracked 80's look like summer camp..." And it's not all happening on screens. A lot of it finds it way into the finality of print -- the old fashioned way -- but not in the "establishment press," in the samisdat. When I founded the Underground Press Syndicate (UPS) in 1965 there were only five papers. UPS grew within a few years to contain a 200 periodical membership with millions of readers. Now there's a magazine that just reviews underground, alternative and fringe publication. At last count there were an estimated 5000 plus regularly published "zines" of all shapes and sizes devoted to all sorts of themes and ideas. Here is art and here is literature and here in the samisdat is truth that might make it's way into the "mainstream" in years to come, meanwhile it's happening now. Cyberpunk cryptowriter for MONDO2000, Xandor Korzybski offered a piece entitled Mind Kontrol Ultra3: "Remember, when you wake up agitated at 3:00 in the morning , that's when they're running ELF transmitters to program your dreams. It's also the time when most UFOs appear -- quelle coincidence! Let me explain: They send out subliminal signals over all radio and TV channels and use microwave antennas to beam instructions via ELF modulation into your heads to reinforce hypnotic screen memories of alien doctors in spaceships, when they're actually Frankensteinian Nazi scientists running bizarre eugenics experiments in underground tunnels created by massive subterranean machines which are the cause of that slowly moving hum you hear underground in Taos and other parts of the Southwest. "But you don't have to have an intranasal brain implant to be under their control. Hemisync tone sequences, subliminal instructions, reverse-speech hidden messages, magnetic signals, infrasonics, ultrasoncis (like Hitler) are all part of the total panoply. And throw away your Synchro-Energizer: the CIA programs mind-machine circuitry to create zombie automatons. In fact, the entire candybrain New Age movement invented by LSD monger Willis Harman under directions from the British Tavistock Institute in London, is a massive MI6-controlled deception operation designed to hypnotize millions and convert them into slaves to the New World Order..." Obviously Xandor's wisdom was formed by his interface with cyberspace dissolved lightly in psychedelics. Paranoid? Perhaps just accurate and insightful reporting. And the days of the freedom of cyberspace may be numbered, at least the days of the "information highway" as a medium of free expression are numbered. A bill making mandatory the insertion of a "Clipper Chip", a government proprietary encryption device, has been proposed and looks like it will be passed into law. This chip ( in one form or another) will be installed in every phone, every computer, every fax machine, whether or not this version of the bill passes Congress or not. Eventually some version of it will pass and that will give the NSA, CIA and FBI the right to read over your shoulder. It will give them the ability to read the private mail of citizens and business alike without your knowledge. While insisting that this is merely in the interests of national security, the real reason, it would appear, is so that the cryptocracy can get "hot business tips" and know which way to shift the black ops funds for fatter profits outside the public's purview. When this happens, only the gullible or the cunning will send anything but the most trivial communications on this "information highway." Far more prevalent and reliable a form of communication is the papersam, a paper "information highway" upon which news is transferred hand-to-hand in photocopy format. On one 100+ page document I received ( a paper on the murders of civilians by ATF and FBI agents at Waco, Texas) the cover page of the photocopied document read: "A.P.F.N. ( of which I still haven't figured the meaning)= "Friends FAXING Friends... for FREEDOM". It was followed by the observation: "... no conspiracy can survive expose'. Some of the information in this artifact you hold in your hands, came to our attention through this "network of friends faxing friends( or E-mailing or swapping photocopies)". Much of the information herein has been verified, but much also has not. ( Hopefully, future editions of this book will evolve to weed out the disinformation.) To our best estimates as much as 1/3 of the information could be untrue due to deliberately planted "disinformation", lies which have been sown by the cryptocracy to mislead and confuse us. In this edition (Book Two) We have used information that has been verified by at least three sources. That rule produce 100% accuracy in the first edition (Book One). Some things which have appeared in photocopy or via e-mail or downloaded files have been deleted because, unlike the practice in transitory cyberspace, in the fixity of print they must be considered libelous until proven true. The reader is encouraged to network with others and tap into the rich flow of the cybernetic samisdat (cybersam) -- probably our only source of reliable communication in the information age. You can trust that all the cryptocracy's secrets will be revealed eventually in the cybernetic samisdat (cybersam.) There are patriots at work even within the closets of the secret agencies. The CIA's phones are tapped. ( A posting on Internet gave all the computer-link phone numbers of government contractors working on high technology, and it is reported on the samisdat that there's a mad scramble going on to disconnect all secret government facilities from the Internet. You think it's because someone posted their secret access codes?) The NSA cryptocrats are being remotely viewed at all times by patriots within their own ranks.( NSA's "confidential -- not to leave the building" manual for prospective employees was published on the net.) The force of freedom urges all spirits toward the light. Secrecy is not the light, does not promote truth, shall not make you free. Secrecy protects the guilty, covers both crimes and mistakes, and makes everyone suffer at least from incompetence for 20 years, or the length of the classification term. A government is not smarter than its people. A people survives. Governments do not. (So far.) And, thank you Dr. McLuhan: when information travels at the speed of light there can be no secrecy -- ( nor copyrights. ) The strength of the brief human adventure has come from the creativity of the people and the free exchange of ideas. Creativity thrives in chaos. That's why the cybersam is so dynamic and alive. To the degree that a cryptocracy would try to order the life of a nation, to the degree that it would control and suppress the creativity of the people is to the degree that it will fail, sinking into the quicksand of its own secret codes. "Ours is... a generation in which manipulation of outlook through ingenious propagandistic devices is commonplace, where ruses, unsubstantiated testimony, and doctored evidence play decisive parts in local and national life," Shibutani wrote. ( And anyone who has obtained their own FBI file under the Freedom of Information Act knows what Shibutani is talking about.) "What makes decisions in such unsettled times so important is that crises are the crucibles out of which many innovations emerge; new modes of action often get their initial direction in attempts to cope with emergencies..." ( One wonders why Shibutani's Improvised News has been out of print for so many years?) "Our nation, our world is in crisis. It would appear that The New World Order is being forced upon us, without our knowledge or consent. We are not being informed about its purpose. We are not being educated about its meaning. We have not been invited to participate in its creation. Like the subjects of evil psychoscientists under pain/drug hypnosis we are being used without our knowledge and against our wills by a nameless, faceless cryptocracy which is engaged in a futile struggle to keep its own existence secret at the expense of our pursuit of happiness. But when information travels at the speed of light there is no secrecy, so the people are becoming aware that this Emperor too has no clothes. "Rumors ...flourish in situations characterized by social unrest. Those who undergo strain over a long period of time -- victims of sustained bombings, survivors of a long epidemic, a conquered populace coping with an army of occupation, civilians grown weary of a long war, prisoners in a concentration camp, ( a nation whose leaders are assassinated by lone nuts), residents of neighborhoods marked by interethnic tension -- become restless and dissatisfied" Shibutani wrote. "...whenever individuals experience impulses that cannot be satisfied within the existing social framework, they become restless. They feel balked, insecure, alienated, and often lonely. When those who are similarly frustrated come together, they exchange views and thereby reinforce and intensify one another's discomfort. When men are collectively dissatisfied, the customary is called into question and those involved became acutely sensitized to possibilities of change... "...if the demand for news in a public exceeds the supply made available through institutional channels, rumor construction is likely to occur." "There is widespread agreement," Shibutani wrote," that known or suspected censorship increases the incidence of rumors. "Rumor is a substitute for news; in fact, it is news that does not develop in institutional channels. Unsatisfied demand for news-- the discrepancy between information needed to come to terms with a changing environment and what is provided by formal news channels -- constitutes the crucial condition of rumor construction." The information contained in the following pages has arrived here through the alternative news channels of the information age. Only time will tell how much we can depend upon these new channels. The following information is unofficial. It could be mistaken, but it is published with the intention of discovering the truth. In the next edition of this book, we'll update this information, scoring its reliability and accuracy. Regardless of the accuracy of minute details, there seems to be a trend. The collective belief, the group feeling is being expressed through the Cybersam: "Have you figured it out yet?" Xandor Korzybsi asks. "OK, let me spell it out for all you pathetic autists: They know exactly which ELF frequencies, waveforms, and code sequences (brainwave-frequency region pulse-code modulation superimposed widely on power lines, radio, TV, and microwave transmissions) to use and can create any emotion or pathology they please. You don't. And you probably don't own a real ELF detector! You poor bleating sheep don't even know they're ALREADY using ELF generators in malls, restaurants, and bars to maximize throughput and revenues -- even magnetizing fans in air conditioners and refrigerators to create pulsed ELF waves to zap you. It will all be duly captured by Hillary's SmartCard which will store your brainwaves and monitor all transactions everywhere you go, so the Thought Police can download it any old time via the data superhighway and issue the ultimate ACCESS DENIED. By the way, you can't escape ELF -- there's no way to shield low frequency magnetic waves ..." The only hope is when all information does travel at the speed of light. Your feedback is welcome. Copies of the entire ms. Operation Mind Control, Updated and Revised 1994 edition can be obtained from the author for $25 by writing POB 35072 Tucson, Az. 85740. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ End of Computer Underground Digest #6.47 ************************************


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