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Computer underground Digest Sun Aug 21, 1994 Volume 6 : Issue 75 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 Copylate Editor: John Holmes Shrudlu CONTENTS, #6.75 (Sun, Aug 21, 1994) File 1--Up-coming Computer-Related Conferences File 2--Are You Ready for the Revolution?! File 3--Privacy Conference File 4--Internet Conference Announcement (RICIS / U of Houston) File 5--CPSR Annual Meeting, Oct 8-9, San Diego Cu-Digest is a weekly electronic journal/newsletter. Subscriptions are available at no cost electronically. 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Please avoid quoting previous posts unless absolutely necessary. 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: Wed, 20 Jul 1994 10:18:16 -0700 From: email list server Subject: 1--Up-coming Computer-Related Conferences CPSR Members, If you are planning to attend a conference, please contact CPSR at or (415) 322-3778 for easy ways for you to be a presence for CPSR. CONFERENCE SCHEDULE Computers in Context (Third Decennial Conference)"Joining Forces in Design" Aarhus, DENMARK, August 14-18. Contact: VRST '94 (Virtual Reality Software and Technology), SINGAPORE, Aug 23-26. Contact: Technologies of Surveillance; Technologies of Privacy. The Hague, The NETHERLANDS, Sept. 5. Sponsored by Privacy International and EPIC. Contact: Simon Davies 16th International Conference on Data Protection. The Hague, The NETHERLANDS, Sept. 6-8. Contact B. Crouwers 31 70 3190190 (tel) 31 70 3940460 (fax) Breaking the Barriers to the National Information Infrastructure, ANA Hotel, Washington, DC, Sept. 7-8. Contact: 908 885-6758 for automated fax information and delivery system. Seybold San Francisco, Moscone Center, Sept. 13-16. Contact: 800 488-2883 MHVR '94 (Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Virtual Reality), Moscow, RUSSIA, Sept. 14-16. Contact: Networks Expo / Communications '94 /Windows World '94, Dallas, TX Sept. 20-22. Contact: 800 829-3976. Executive Summit Meeting of the Central and East European Computer Industry, Bratislava, SLOVAKIA, Sept. 25-28. Contact:, 212 924-8800 (phone) 212 924-0240 (fax) Information Superhighway Summit, San Jose, CA, Sept. 26-28. A Comnet Conference. Contact: 800-225-4698 (US) or 505 879-6700 National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists "Legal, Ethical and Technological Aspects of Computer and Network Use and Abuse" Maryland, October 7-9. Contact: 202 326-6600 202 289-4950 (fax) CPSR Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Oct. 8-9. Contact: People, Networks, and Communication '94, Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 11-14. Contact: Dr. Ernest Kho, Jr. 808 933-3383 4th Beijing International Symposium on Computer-Based Information Management (BISCIM '94), Beijing, CHINA, Oct. 14-18. Contact: 214 351-5008 (tel) 214 351-4861 (fax) Symposium: An Arts and Humanities Policy for the National Information Infrastructure. Boston, Mass. October 14-16, 1994. Sponsored by the Center for Art Research in Boston. Contact: Jay Jaroslav ( Third Biennial Conference on Participatory Design, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 27-28, 1994. Sponsored by CPSR. Contact 919 942-9773 /cpsr/conferences/pdc94 directory. Information Systems Education Conference, Sponsored by Education Foundation of the DPMA, Louisville, Kentucky, October 28-30 Contact: ALCTS Institute on the Electronic Library, San Antonio, TX October 29-30. Contact 513 873-2380 513 873-4109(fax) ACM/SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies, Marina del Rey, CA, October 31-Nov.1Contact: Ethics in the Computer Age, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, November 11-13. Contact: Open Systems World, Washington Convention Center, DC, Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Contact: 301 953-9600 (phone) 301 953-2213 (fax) North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, San Antonio, TX, Dec. 18-21. Contact: ETHICOMP95: An international conference on the ethical issues of using Information Technology, DeMontfort University, Leicester, ENGLAND, March 28-30, 1995. Contact: Simon Rogerson 44 533 577475 (phone) 44 533 541891 (Fax). Paper and Workshop Submissions -deadline for notification of intention to submit 8/31/94. Key Players in the Introduction of Information Technology: Their Social Responsibility and Professional Training, BELGIUM, July 5-7, 1995. Contact: Paper submissions by Nov. 2, 1994 ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 14 Aug 1994 23:59:30 -0700 (PDT) From: "Arthur R. McGee" Subject: 2--Are You Ready for the Revolution?! This may have been posted before, I'm not sure. My apologies if it has: Are You Ready for the Revolution?! ---------------------------------- African-Americans and the Information Revolution a One-day Conference The Purpose: America is at the beginnings of a revolution in telecommunications that promises to fundamentally alter the way in which we do business, the way in which we learn, the way in which we interact, and the way in which we spend our leisure time. But are you, is Black America, ready for the Revolution? The facts would seem to suggest that the African-American community is ill-prepared to take advantage of this revolution. The call is going out for the leadership, for the visionaries in the community to assemble to discuss African-Americans, technology and the 21st century. When: September 14th, 1994, The First Day of the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend Who Should attend: Industry executives, foundation executives, government officials, minority business owners, community and political activists, educators and cultural leaders Hosted by: The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and American Visions magazine To Register: Call 202-675-6736; or fax 202 547-3807 ---------------------------------------------------- Tentative Agenda: African Americans In the Computer Age A One-Day Conference Tentative Agenda 8:00-8:30 A.M. Registration 8:30-8:45 A.M. Welcome Hon. Cardiss Collins, Chairwoman, CBCF 8:45-9:00 A.M. Conference Charge Quentin Lawson, Executive Director, CBCF Timothy Jenkins, Publisher, American Visions 9:00-9:30 Opening Speaker Presiding Hon. Major Owens Keynote Address Vice President Al Gore 9:30-12:00 P.M. Concurrent Workshops 1. Broadcasting in the Information Age Cable, Network Television, Radio Computer Networks (Compuserve, Internet) Telephone, Microwave, Satellite Dish Representatives from the Cable, Radio (National Broadcast Association) Pat Phelps from Compuserve, Internet founder 2. Computer Literacy, Long Distance Learning, Job Training for the New Workplace Columbus Hartwell IBM classroom Mind Extension University, Disney University University of the Virgin Islands Department of Labor, Personnel Managers from the major corporations 3. Regulating the Information Highway Access, Equity and Diversity Andrew Blau Benton Foundation Jerry Burman Electronic Frontier Foundation 12:00-1:30 P.M. Luncheon** Presiding Hon. Eddie Berniece Johnson Speaker Assistant Secretary of Defense Emmett Page, Jr. Dual purpose technology Ron Brown, Department of Commerce and the Information Highway 1:30-3:00 4. Content in the Information Age Software developers who have Afrocentric or Multicultural Products. Procurement personnel at educational institutions. 5. Community Development 6. Business Opportunity Call Thomas Pyle Lillian B. Handy, Chairwoman Minority-Owned Business Technology Transfer Consortium, Glen Moore, Defense Information Agency 3:00-5:00 P.M. CEO Roundtable Where do we go from here? Chair General Short CEO Panel Mitchell Kapor, Apple Computer A. T. & T. Texas Instruments MCI Sony 5:00-5:15 Closing Summary Gary Puckrein, American Visions Linda Faye Williams, CBCF, Research Director 5:15-6:30 Exhibits and Technology Review 6:30-8:00 P.M. Reception** Hon. Kwasi Mfume ------------------------------------------------------------- *Learn how you can gain access to the billions of dollars that federal agencies are spending on the information highway. *Hear Vice President Albert Gore and Ron Brown speak on the information highway and what it means for the African-American community *Interact with senior management at the leading technology corporations...joint *Talk to nonprofit funding source about our community based organizations can get grants to purchase new technology *Get a first-hand preview of the new technology *Meet with members of congress and senior government officials who will listen to your thoughts on the new techology. *Learn about the new business opportunites that the information highway is creating. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 10 Aug 1994 17:21:49 EST From: Dave Banisar Subject: 3--Privacy Conference PRIVACY CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT --------------------------- TECHNOLOGIES OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGIES OF PROTECTION --------------------------- Sponsored by Privacy International The University of Eindhoven The Electronic Privacy Information Center Friday,September 9, 1994 Nieuws Poort International Press Centre The Hague, The Netherlands The conference will bring together experts in law, privacy, human rights, telecommunications and technology to discuss new technological developments that affect personal privacy. The sessions will be interactive, starting with introductions to the subjects by leading experts, followed by questions and discussion led by the moderators. 8:45 Introduction Simon Davies, Chairman, Privacy International 9:00 Information Infrastructures Marc Rotenberg, Electronic Privacy Information Center (US) Stephanie Perrin, Industry Canada 10:00 Euopean Government Information Sharing Networks Jos Dumatier, professor of law and director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and Information Technology (ICRI) at K.U.Leuven 11:00 Cryptography Policy David Banisar, Electronic Privacy Information Center Jan Smiths, University of Eindhoven 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Smart Cards and Anonymous Digital Transactions David Chaum, Digicash 2:00 Wrap up --------------------------------------------------------------------- Registration Fees [] Standard - 220 guilders ($120 US) [] Non-profit organisations/Educational - 75 guilders ($40 US) Information Name: ____________________________________________________________ Organization: ______________________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Phone/Fax:___________________________________________________________ Electronic Mail: ____________________________________________________ Send registration to: Privacy International Washington Office Attn: Conference Registration 666 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Suite 301 Washington, DC 20003 Make Check/Money Order in US Dollars out to Privacy International Space is limited, please contact us immediately if you wish to attend! For more information, contact: David Banisar 1+202-544-9240(voice) 1+202-547-5482(fax) (email) ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 16 Aug 1994 14:29:18 -0500 (CDT) From: TRULL@CL4.CL.UH.EDU Subject: 4--Internet Conference Announcement (RICIS / U of Houston) EXPLORATION OF THE INTERNET Sponsored by: University of Houston-Clear Lake The Research Institute for Computing and Information System University Computing and Telecommunication Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Galveston Bay Section 8:00 - 8:45 Registration 8:45 - 9:00 Welcome: Susan Gerhart, Director of RICIS 9:00 - 9:45 "NSFNET: Connecting with the Global Community" Priscilla Jane Huston, Program Director for NSFNET Program, National Science Foundation 9:45 - 10:30 "Information: Aristotle to Internet" Mark Rorvig - NASA/JSC 10:30 - 11:45 Break-out Activities 11:45 - 1:00 Lunch - Box lunch provided 1:00 - 2:30 Break-out Activities 2:30 - 3:15 "Ethics & Appropriate Use of the Internet" Invited Edward Cavazos, Attorney at Law, Author of the Book, "Your Rights in Cyberspace" 3:15 - 4:00 Panel and Audience Discussion: Summary of the Day & Thoughts about the Future: * The Day's Speakers * UHCL, NASA and other Net Surfers 4:00 - 5:30 Break-out Activities Break-out Activities Demonstrations & Hands-on World Wide Web Browsers MOSAIC Lynx Gopher - Browsers "See you - See me" - Interactive Video Technical Topics Search, Retrieve & Store Subject Aggregation Automatic Search - Spiders Basics of Networks Linking Schools Getting Connected Active Projects Examples of how people are using the Internet K-12 Knowledge Robots Environmental Resource Center Repository Based Software Engineering Project NASA Information Bases Vendors Putting your business on the internet NeoSoft The Tenagra Corporation CALS Shared Resource Centers Technology Transfer Texas Innovation Network System Place: Bayou Building University of Houston-Clear Lake 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, Texas 77058 Date: September 14, 1994 Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm General Information Persons who will require special accommodation in order to participate in this workshop should contact the Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) office no later than two working days prior to the event. Registration Fee: $95 (includes conference registration, lunch and all materials) $85 IEEE members (includes conference registration, lunch and all materials) Register by: Phone (713)283-3030 FAX (713)283-3039 Or mail the attached form to: PACE University of Houston-Clear Lake 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Box 254 Houston, TX 77058-1088 -------------------------------------------------------- REGISTRATION FORM EXPLORATION OF THE INTERNET SEPT. 14, 1994 Name____________________________________________________ Professional Affiliation________________________________ Mailing Address_____________________________#Apt#_______ City_________________________State_________Zip__________ Telephone______________________FAX______________________ o Enclosed is my check, money order or purchase order for the appropriate amount* made payable to UHCL o Purchase order #____________________________ o Please charge the appropriate amount* to: o MasterCard o VISA Signature (Name on Card)________________________________ Card #_________________________Exp Date_________________ Mail to: PACE University of Houston-Clear Lake 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Box 254 Houston, TX 77058-1088 Phone: (713) 283-3030 Fax: (713) 283-3039 * $95 or $85 (IEEE members) ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 11 Aug 1994 11:40:25 -0700 From: email list server Subject: 5--CPSR Annual Meeting, Oct 8-9, San Diego ************************** Please distribute and post ************************** ************************************************************************ COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ANNUAL MEETING October 8 - 9, 1994 University of California, San Diego Price Center La Jolla, California, USA Organizing for Access: A National Forum on Computer Networking, Community Action, and Democracy ************************************************************************ In the few short years since the first proposals for a National Information Infrastructure (NII), a broad social movement has arisen to put that vision into action in communities across the country. A remarkable range of people -- educators, librarians, community activists, computer people, government agencies, advocates for people with disabilities, and others -- have been using computer networks to deliver services and to organize themselves behind an emerging agenda for computing and networking in the public interest. CPSR is convening this meeting for all people interested in the place of computer technology in society, with the goal of bringing together a wide range of voices to discuss the ways in which the NII might serve the needs of society and to empower one another to pursue shared goals in the new technological world. Our meeting this year will place particular emphasis on providing would-be activists with the skills and connections they need to put the vision of democratic technology into practice. Saturday, October 8th 8:00 - 9:00 Registration/Coffee 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome to the CPSR Annual Meeting Phil Agre 9:15 - 10:15 Keynote address Francois Bar Department of Communication, UCSD "Staking Claims to the Network" This is a critical time for grass-roots involvement in shaping America's communications networks. National policy-making has largely deferred issues of encouraging broad access, preventing network fragmentation, and guaranteeing basic individual rights and freedoms. Francois Bar argues that broad-based access and involvement today are critical -- not as charity, but because the network's future can only be imagined and discovered through broad-based and sustained experimentation by end-users. 10:15 - 10:45 Break 10:45 - 12:30 Panel Discussion -- Moderated by Steve Miller "The Meanings of Access" The theme of "access" has united numerous groups interested in ensuring equity in the NII. But "access" is a complex concept with many equally important facets. This panel brings together leading voices for community access to technology to compare and contrast the various technical, social, and institutional meanings of access. Panelists: Karen Coyle, University of California Library Automation and CPSR-Berkeley Lee Felsenstein, Interval Research and Berkeley Community Memory Deborah Kaplan, World Institute on Disability Larry Shaw, The Exploratorium Armando Valdez, LatinoNet 12:30 - 2:00 Lunch Break 2:00 - 3:30 Panel Discussion -- Moderated by Kathleen Kells "Privacy and Intellectual Freedom" Privacy and intellectual freedom are crucial information rights shared by all people. Protecting these rights is a full-time job, one that brings the members of several professions into day-to-day contact with the the diverse and complicated circumstances in which real people need to exercise them. This panel features a discussion among three national leaders in the defense of these rights. Panelists: Beth Givens, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, University of San Diego Judith Krug, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association Gary Richwald, Department of Health Services, County of Los Angeles 3:30 - 4:00 Break 4:00 - 5:45 Panel Discussion -- Moderated by Rik Belew "Community Networking in San Diego" Our host community of San Diego makes a fine "case study" for all of our meeting's topics. In this panel, five active community members describe the remarkable range of networking projects going on around San Diego, placing them in the context of the region's economic and institutional evolution. Panelists: Nell Allen, Department of Social Services, County of San Diego Marcia Boruta, San Diego Economic Conversion Council Sandra Hall, Community Activist Al Rogers, Global SchoolNet Foundation Mike Stark, San Diego Computer Society 5:45 - 6:00 Closing Remarks -- Judi Clark ************************************************************************ 7:00 - 7:30 No Host Bar at Banquet Site 7:30 - 10:30 CPSR Banquet - Fundraiser - UCSD Faculty Club (Vegetarian food will be available) * Presentation of the 1993 Norbert Wiener Award * Banquet Address -- Patricia Glass Schuman, Neal-Schuman Publishers "Safeguarding the Right to Know" Patricia Glass Schuman, librarian, businesswoman and activist for free speech, was 1991-92 president of the American Library Association (ALA). As ALA President, Schuman launched a series of "radio rallies" to focus public attention on threats to the public's Right to Know. Hear her call for information activism that involves the entire community in strengthening democracy by defending and expanding everyone's access to information. ************************************************************************ Sunday, October 9th 8:30 - 9:00 Coffee 9:00 - 10:00 Featured speaker Sonia Jarvis National Coalition on Black Voter Participation "The Public-Interest Aspects of the Information Superhighway" Legislators in Washington are now making policies that will affect everyone's ability to join in the social and political activities that make up a democracy. How can we make sure that those who are not technologically literate will have an opportunity to participate? Sonia Jarvis will initiate a dialog on strategies for ensuring that the public interest is given proper consideration. 10:00 - 10:15 Short Break 10:15 - 12:15 Workshops Now is the time for everyone to become an activist for democratic uses of information technology. No matter what expertise you have to offer, or what contribution you'd like to make -- whether it's running a bulletin board, starting an on-line discussion group for people with a shared interest, organizing a computer network to serve your community's needs, helping to protect everyone's privacy in a world of computer databases, getting new people into the electronic world, joining the larger public-interest movement, or drawing on the resources of the net to get people the information they need to make informed choices in a democracy -- the necessary skills, tools, and connections are readily available. In these seven workshops, national experts on technology activism will tell you how to get started with your own good deeds on Monday morning. More detailed descriptions of each workshop will be available sometime in September. Building Community Networks: Promise and Pitfalls Aki Namioka and Doug Schuler, Seattle Community Network Legal Issues for BBS Operators Mike Godwin, Electronic Frontier Foundation Network-Based Organizing Dave Banisar, Electronic Privacy Information Center Steve Miller, Administration and Finance, State of Massachusetts Helping People and Organizations Get Started With Networking Eric Theise, Liberty Hill Cyberwerks Art McGee, Institute for Global Communications Investigative Reporting on the Internet Marsha Woodbury, University of Illinois Paul Lester, California State University, Fullerton Privacy Activism Christine Harbs, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, University of San Diego Dave Redell, CPSR Privacy and Civil Liberties Working Group Public Interest Activism and the NII Policy Process Bill Drake, Department of Communication, UC San Diego 12:15 - 1:30 Lunch Break 1:30 - 4:30 CPSR Organizational Discussion in parallel with informal discussion groups 4:30 - 5:00 Closing Remarks -- Eric Roberts ************************************************************************ ABOUT CPSR Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility is a national, non-partisan, public-interest organization dedicated to understanding and directing the impact of computers on society. Decisions regarding the use of this technology have far-reaching consequences that necessarily reflect the basic values and priorities of the people who govern their use. Founded in 1981, CPSR has 1800 members from all over the United States and 21 chapters. Each of our members is an important participant in the dialogue that is helping to shape the future use of computers in the United States. Our National Advisory Board includes one Nobel laureate and three winners of the Turing Award, the highest honor in computer science. CPSR published the influential report "Serving the Community" on policy issues in the National Information Infrastructure, and is an active participant in the Telecommunications Policy Roundtable in Washington. We believe that as the influence of computers continues to permeate every aspect of our society, it is important that professionals become active participants in formulating the policy that governs computer use and access. CPSR welcomes any and all who share our convictions, whether they work as computer professionals or not. For more information, look at the CPSR gopher server, which is located at, as well as the new CPSR WorldWide Web pages, whose URL is Coming soon in these pages: much more information about the Annual Meeting. ************************************************************************ Registration Form Please pre-register as soon as possible to ensure a space at this exciting meeting. Registrations at the door will be accepted as space allows. Please send in a separate registration form for each individual attending the meeting. And please note that the Saturday night banquet is not included in the price of the meeting. Name _________________________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________________ City _______________________________ State _____________ Zip _________ Telephone __________________________ E-mail_____________________________ CPSR member $55 _______ Postmarked after September 20th $65 _______ Non member $75 _______ Postmarked after September 20th $85 _______ New CPSR membership & registration $95 _______ Postmarked after September 20th $105 _______ Low income $25 _______ Postmarked after September 20th $35 _______ Banquet tickets $40 X ___ = _______ Postmarked after September 20th $45 X ___ = _______ Additional donation to further CPSR's work _______ Total enclosed _______ For more information contact CPSR at (415) 322-3778 or Send the completed registration form with your check to: CPSR, PO Box 717, Palo Alto, CA 94302. ------------------------------ End of Computer Underground Digest #6.75 ************************************


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