Computer underground Digest Sun Aug 21, 1994 Volume 6 : Issue 75 ISSN 1004-042X Editors: J
Computer underground Digest Sun Aug 21, 1994 Volume 6 : Issue 75
Editors: Jim Thomas and Gordon Meyer (TK0JUT2@NIU.BITNET)
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Retiring Shadow Archivist: Stanton McCandlish
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Ralph Sims / Jyrki Kuoppala
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
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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 email@example.com or (415) 322-3778 for easy ways for
you to be a presence for CPSR.
Computers in Context (Third Decennial Conference)"Joining Forces in Design"
Aarhus, DENMARK, August 14-18. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
VRST '94 (Virtual Reality Software and Technology), SINGAPORE, Aug 23-26.
Technologies of Surveillance; Technologies of Privacy. The Hague, The
NETHERLANDS, Sept. 5. Sponsored by Privacy International and EPIC.
Contact: Simon Davies email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com, 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) firstname.lastname@example.org
CPSR Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Oct. 8-9. Contact: email@example.com
People, Networks, and Communication '94, Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 11-14.
Contact: Dr. Ernest Kho, Jr. 808 933-3383 firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Beijing International Symposium on Computer-Based Information
Management (BISCIM '94), Beijing, CHINA, Oct. 14-18.
Contact: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 919 942-9773
ftp.cpsr.org /cpsr/conferences/pdc94 directory.
Information Systems Education Conference, Sponsored by Education
Foundation of the DPMA, Louisville, Kentucky, October 28-30
ALCTS Institute on the Electronic Library, San Antonio, TX October 29-30.
Contact 513 873-2380 513 873-4109(fax) email@example.com
ACM/SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies, Marina del Rey, CA,
October 31-Nov.1Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethics in the Computer Age, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, November 11-13.
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: email@example.com
ETHICOMP95: An international conference on the ethical issues of using
Information Technology, DeMontfort University, Leicester, ENGLAND,
March 28-30, 1995. Contact: Simon Rogerson firstname.lastname@example.org
44 533 577475 (phone) 44 533 541891 (Fax).
Paper and Workshop Submissions -deadline for notification of intention to
Key Players in the Introduction of Information Technology: Their Social
Responsibility and Professional Training, BELGIUM, July 5-7, 1995.
Contact: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and American Visions
Call 202-675-6736; or fax 202 547-3807
African Americans In the Computer Age
A One-Day Conference
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
Hon. Major Owens
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
Mind Extension University,
University of the Virgin Islands
Department of Labor, Personnel Managers
from the major corporations
3. Regulating the Information Highway Access,
Equity and Diversity
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Hon. Eddie Berniece Johnson
Assistant Secretary of Defense Emmett Page, Jr.
Dual purpose technology
Ron Brown, Department of Commerce and
the Information Highway
4. Content in the Information Age
Software developers who have Afrocentric
or Multicultural Products.
Procurement personnel at educational
5. Community Development
6. Business Opportunity
Call Thomas Pyle
Lillian B. Handy, Chairwoman
Minority-Owned Business Technology
Glen Moore, Defense Information Agency
Where do we go from here?
Mitchell Kapor, Apple Computer
A. T. & T.
Gary Puckrein, American Visions
Linda Faye Williams, CBCF, Research Director
Exhibits and Technology Review
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
*Interact with senior management at the leading technology
*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
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.
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
1:00 Smart Cards and Anonymous Digital Transactions
David Chaum, Digicash
2:00 Wrap up
 Standard - 220 guilders ($120 US)
 Non-profit organisations/Educational - 75 guilders ($40 US)
Electronic Mail: ____________________________________________________
Send registration to:
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:
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 1994 14:29:18 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 4--Internet Conference Announcement (RICIS / U of Houston)
EXPLORATION OF THE INTERNET
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
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
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
Invited Edward Cavazos, Attorney at Law,
Author of the Book, "Your Rights in
3:15 - 4:00 Panel and Audience Discussion:
Summary of the Day & Thoughts about the
* The Day's Speakers
* UHCL, NASA and other Net Surfers
4:00 - 5:30 Break-out Activities
Demonstrations & Hands-on
World Wide Web Browsers
Gopher - Browsers
"See you - See me" -
Search, Retrieve & Store
Automatic Search - Spiders
Basics of Networks
Examples of how people are using the Internet
K-12 Knowledge Robots
Environmental Resource Center
Repository Based Software
NASA Information Bases
Putting your business on the internet
The Tenagra Corporation
CALS Shared Resource Centers
Texas Innovation Network System
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77058
Date: September 14, 1994
Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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.
$95 (includes conference registration, lunch and all
$85 IEEE members (includes conference registration, lunch and all materials)
Or mail the attached form to:
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058-1088
EXPLORATION OF THE INTERNET
SEPT. 14, 1994
o Enclosed is my check, money order or purchase order
for the appropriate amount* made payable
o Purchase order #____________________________
o Please charge the appropriate amount* to:
o MasterCard o VISA
Signature (Name on Card)________________________________
Card #_________________________Exp Date_________________
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
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
October 8 - 9, 1994
University of California, San Diego
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
9:15 - 10:15 Keynote address
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 gopher.cpsr.org, as well as the new CPSR WorldWide Web pages, whose
URL is http://www.cpsr.org/home. Coming soon in these pages: much more
information about the Annual Meeting.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Send the completed registration form with your check to: CPSR, PO Box
717, Palo Alto, CA 94302.
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