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From: peter lucey
Subject: BBC TV's "The Net" (20:30, 3/7/95) Scn and Penet
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 95 05:22:56 GMT
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BBC 2 has a program called "The Net" at 20:30 on Mondays. Last week's
included a piece on anonymity and Julf's anon.penet.fi. They talked
to "The Samaritans" (an anonymous suicide/depression/listening service)
who have a Net account and whose correspondents need anonymity.
The BBC interviewed Julf in Finland and a prof. at the university where
he works. The BBC talked about the system where Julf keeps the original
addresses and (of course) his generated anon ones.
The program mentioned the raid in Julf from the CoS, complete
with a forbidding picture of the CoS HQ(? a huge grey skyscraper with
the CoS emblem ontop; very Ministry of Truth -:). The program was cagey
about the reasons for the raid; they just explained that the CoS got police
pressure on Finland because "copyrighted material" passed through
penet. The Finnish police arrived with a warrant to sieze Julf's
entire system (and expose *all* anon ids); so he had to give the one
address they requested or lose them all.
Julf has since moved the penet server's physical location to a secret
address (previously it was on University property, public and vulnerable).
I think Julf is a fine person!
Peter Lucey DFG-12 (uk) Knights of Xenu (KoX)