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Do...@soc.culture.japan.moderated

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Jul 23, 2007, 9:26:13 PM7/23/07
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# the smart card to the traffic cop who would use a card reader/writer to
# access information stored in the card, issue an electronic ticket right on
# the spot with the fines and other information embedded into the smart card
# chip itself. When the driver goes to the bank to pay his/her fines, the
# penalty will be deducted from the memory chip.

Our Military contractors are making money issuing China citizens a National
ID Card??? Our we thinking of what the Communists will do with it???

* "China Tells Internet Users To Register With Police"
* The New York Times, 2/15/1996
*
* China ordered all users of the Internet to register with the police, as
* part of an effort to tighten control over information.
*
* The order came from the Ministry of Public Security.
*
* Network users have been warned not to harm national security, or to
* disseminate pornography.

Well, there's a new way to control Internet users: require them to identify
themselves, no doubt your U.S.-created National ID Card will be required for
access. That ought to stop pornography: identify each and every user.

# "The Great Firewall of China", by Geremie R. Barme & Sang Ye, Wired, 6/97
#
# Xia Hong, China InfoHighway's PR man: "The Internet has been an important
# technical innovator, but we need to add another element, and that is
# control. The new generation of information superhighway needs a traffic
# control center. It needs highway patrols; USERS WILL REQUIRE DRIVER'S
# LICENSES. THESE ARE THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT."

In dissenting on the unconstitutionality of the CDA, which attempted to censor
the Internet, Supreme Court Justice O'Connor, together with the Chief Justice,
said CDA will be legal


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Cha...@soc.culture.japan.moderated

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Jul 23, 2007, 8:17:53 PM7/23/07
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and succeeded in jailing the CA owner.

Wow. The Feds must have been drooling when Congress passed the CDA.

In addition, they sent UNSOLICITED real child porno to the owner, and charged
him with possession of child porno.

No code of ethics or conduct.

No scruples.

Predatory pinheads.

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* "WHITE HOUSE IS SET TO EASE ITS STANCE ON INTERNET SMUT"
* The New York Times, By John M. Broder, June 16 1997
*
* Administration officials, in a draft report dated June 4 1997, have been
* quietly fashioning a new communications policy that leaves most regulation
* of the Internet to industry and people themselves, due to an expected
* repudiation of the Communications Decency Act by the Supreme Court.
*
* Reno's people, [beating the Drum of War] told the Supreme Court "the
* Internet was a revolutionary threat to children rendering irrelevant all
* prior efforts" to protect them from pornography.
*
* "We all knew at the time it was passed that the Communications Decency Act
* WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL," said an anonymous senior government official [yea
* anonymity!].
*
* "This was purely politics."
*
* "How could you be against a bill limiting
* the display of pornography to children?"

Thank you once again, Free World Leaders,
for th


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Rob...@soc.culture.japan.moderated

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Jul 23, 2007, 7:16:12 PM7/23/07
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who took the
> batteries out - it was one of his friends. But he was not about to turn
> a friend in for something so absurd. After all, this was a very minor
> thing - he paid a fine of nearly $3,000 and was put on probation and that
> was it.
>
> When the Secret Service threw Cummings in prison for possession of a red
> box in early 1995, they knew he could be screwed again when he finally
> got out since being arrested is a probation violation.
>
> And Special Agent Thomas Varney spent a great deal of effort to see that
> this is exactly what happened. He made multiple trips to Easton and
> convinced the local authorities to lock Cummings up as if he were the
> most sadistic of killers.
>
> On Friday, Cummings' probation officer did an aboutface and told the
> court that he thought Cummings represented a very great danger to the
> community. Outside the courtroom, he and the other local law enforcement
> people crowded around Varney like kids surrounding a rock star. He was
> their hero and maybe one day they would be just like him.

Well, isn't that strange: the Secret Service taking a strong interest in
the probation violation hearing of Ed Cummings for taking batteries out
of a tone dialer.

Not only were they interested, they testified against him!

> HERE WE GO AGAIN
>
> 1/12/96. In addition to the judge, Northampton County probation officer
> Scott Hoke, Secret Service agent Tom Varney, and Haverford Township
> detective John Morris were in attendance. Varney and Morris arrived
> in the same car.
>
> Tom Varney of the Secret Service then told the judge that he believed
> Cummings to be a major threat to society and that he was concerned
> because of the upcoming presidential campaign. It was unclear if he
> was actually implying that Cummings would somehow be a threat to the
> president but the judge and the police listened intently.
>
> This was the


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T...@soc.culture.japan.moderated

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Jul 23, 2007, 9:29:08 PM7/23/07
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towers relaying
messages from hilltop to hilltop (always within line of sight) across the
countryside. These networks shunt large quantities of communications across
a country. Intercepting them gives access to international underseas
communications (once they surface) and to international communication trunk
lines across continents.

They are also an obvious target for large-scale interception of domestic
communications. Of course, when the microwave route is across one of the
UKUSA countries' territory it is much easier to arrange interception.


P41
The ECHELON system has created an awesome spying capacity for the United
States, allowing it to monitor continuously most of the world's communications.

It is an important component of its power and influence in the post-Cold War
world order, and advances in computer processing technology continue to
increase this capacity.

The NSA pushed for the creation of this system and has the supreme position
within it. It has subsidized the allies by providing the sophisticated
computer programs used in the system, it undertakes the bulk of the
interception operations and, in return, it can be assumed to have full
access to the allies' capabilities.

On December 2 1987, when Prime Minister David Lange


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Mi...@soc.culture.japan.moderated

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Jul 23, 2007, 10:14:41 PM7/23/07
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by it.

He emailed back and asked what I thought the chances of that happening were.

I said low.

Three days later they started their steamy traffic again.


Over months of time, one can accumulate an extended amount of information
about people by their traffic.

Very personal information.

In fact, you don't even have to send email to have personal items about you
disclosed. Just having an email address on your business card can do it.

Like when someone who sounded like a college girl who was a friend of their
family wrote to a very senior management person about a condition and whether
it was going to require surgery.


* P42 "Secret Power" by Nicky Hager
*
* The strange feeling of reading other people's private communications has
* long worn off and the contents are generally routine.

True, although some emails are hysterical. [The names are unchanged this time]

> This came from a 23-year-old stud in our ABC department. --guy
>
> I have a great NY story to tell you. This past Thursday "The Associate"
> starring Whoopi Goldberg premiered. Afterwards I went to the party where
> I met an okay looking girl with a smokin' body. To shorten the story, we
> go to her place at 60th St. between Park and Lex. All night she kept
> bugging me about not having any idea who she was. So right when we're
> getting naked she finally tells me: she is Kurt Russel's little sister.
> Of course I thought she was pulling my leg, but she pulls a photo book
> out and sure enough, she is Kurt Russel's little sister! I got her phone
> nu


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