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Re: What is the EFF doing exactly?

On Wed, 4 Sep 1996, Vladimir Z. Nuri wrote:

> jim bell <[email protected]>
> >"Addressed", maybe, but that doesn't necessarily mean, "solved."  For many 
> >decades, people have been able to walk up to a pay telephone at 3:00 AM and 
> >make a harassing phone call to somebody, a "problem" which still exists and 
> >no solution is being implemented for.

Incidently, this is being "solved."

In D.C. and Chicago the solution is to rip up the payphones and not permit
new ones to be installed.

If anyone objects the officals responsible make a wide gesture and say "We
didn't take away your phones, CRIMINALS took away your phones."

> amusing the way you phrase that-- you didn't say, "phone", but "pay 
> phone". the statement used to hold in general for all "phones", but
> then caller id, caller blocking, etc. have been introduced that
> make this no longer true. so in a very real sense, anonymity in 
> the phone system was considered a "problem" by some that has been
> "solved" or "modified" by some recent advancements. (yes, most people
> agree caller ID is an advancement).

Yet today one can go out and rent a cell phone on the street, or even pay
for one's activation in cash up front without presenting any real identity

The real question is this, what are you going to do to anihilate anonymous
communication, because if you think its harmful that's what you have to

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