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Privacy awareness (Was: Cypherpunks priorities)
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- Subject: Privacy awareness (Was: Cypherpunks priorities)
- From: [email protected] (Paul Ferguson)
- Date: Thu, 04 Mar 93 17:14:27 EST
- Organization: Sytex Communications, Arlington V.A. * node 1
Eric Hughes <[email protected]> writes -
EH> 4. Fighting restrictions on cryptography. In the US, that means
EH> getting actively engaged in fighting key registration ideas. This
EH> means preemptively writing your elected leaders _in advance_ of a
EH> specific issue. It also means writing about export restrictions in
EH> cryptography. In France, that means raising public awareness on
EH> cryptography restrictions and the eventual effects that will have on
EH> the open society there. In all countries, it requires vigilance.
EH> 5. Increasing awareness of privacy issues. Most think they have
EH> nothing to hide. Most also hate it when they get extremely detailed
EH> junk mail about their own lives. Teach the defense of privacy.
This is perhaps the most difficult feat to accomplish. Education and
"awareness" are both strictly accomplished on a somewhat voluntary
basis. For those who can absorb the importance and criticality of
digital privacy, however, it's an eye-opener. A lot of folks have no
idea how some of the proposed "legislation" would affect them
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