Re: Did the Echelon Intercept Filters choke on all those key word s?

From "Me Uh, K." <>
Date Sat, 20 Nov 1999 10:38:07 -0800 (PST)

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Personally, I don't use encryption (PGP is my first
choice) because:

1) The support for webbased email is sketchy, at best,
and I'm too damn lazy to bother copy/pasting every
email in and out of netscape.

2) I tend to move around a lot.  As a general rule,
anything I do that could concievably draw attention
from 'THEM,' I do from somewhere other than home, on
shared computers  (work, libraries, computer labs at
the local college, ect.)  - again, I'm lazy, and not
overly interested in having to re-install PGP on every
computer, and trying to find webspace I'm comfortable
keeping my key in.  (this is also why I use webbased

All of my personal/work, non-incriminating,
non-attention-drawing email, that I can do from home,
is encrypted.

If there were better support or other options for
mobile young hackers, like myself, I'd encrypt every
last thing to ever come out of any computer I ever

-mia k.
--- Tom <> wrote:
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> I would have to agree w/ the Public Attention scene.
>  When I first
> stepped into this Feed, I noticed lots of talk about
> JED, and then the
> "press" started talking about JED and then LOTS of
> talk started about
> Echelon.
> Is it b/c of Hactivisim?  Maybe, I'd like to think
> so.
> If anything, we have now raised the bar, WHAT next?
> How many of you on this list use Encryption?  I
> notice that by the
> postings there does not seem to be much.  Just
> curious, why doesn't
> everyone post their messages in PGP?  
> Why isn't this list encrypted? Seems to me if you
> want to ENCOURAGE the
> use of encryption, the force feed of Echelon to have
> to decrypt
> each/every one of our posts/messages, that this
> group should be
> encrypted, we should be posting our replies
> encrypted...
> But then, we'd probably loose half of this list? 
> Dunno.  It always
> struck me as funny that this list wasn't encrypted..
>  Just some rambling
> thoughts... :)
> > > > Does anyone know how successful those efforts
> were?
> > >
> > > depends on how you define success....brought the
> issue some
> > > some more people thinking...and brought some new
> people to this list....
> > 
> > Public attention is important, but not if the
> public, with their notoriously short memory, forgets
> it and goes back to sleep.
> ----
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