Re: <nettime> Jamming Echelon

From "4 2" <>
Date Fri, 22 Oct 1999 17:47:34 GMT

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So if people really want to spread the message of the lack of privacy 
online, let's do it.  Why don't we write a really simple FAQ and go from 
there?  Then we could put it up on the web and forward it to all those 
annoying people that send us chain letters.  We could also have people do 
workshops in their areas, starting from bookstores/info-shops etc. and then 
eventually in schools.  (This is probably already happening, but can always 
be done on a larger scale.)

I think the most important thing is to explain in easily understandable 
language why people need to be concerned about net privacy, and what they 
can do about it.  It should include information on WHY free web-based e-mail 
isn't secure, and information on encryption - why it's necessary and how to 
use it.  (I *still* can't figure out how this PGP thing works, and I 
consider myself semi computer-literate.)

If anybody already has their own FAQs, etc., I'd be more than happy to 
compile everything...  When it's done I could send it to zines and try to 
get other people to link to it.

If something like this already exists, let me know about that also.



>I'd be more than happy to listen to suggestions on how you'd bring >the 
>general populace of any particular country from a state of >inherent, blind 
>trust of communication systems to a state where >privacy isn't something 
>able to be easily breached.

"I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong."  --Vita 

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