Will Janoschka wiljan at pobox.com
Mon Dec 3 17:47:06 PST 2001

 On Mon, 3 Dec 2001 14:33:53 Jeme A Brelin jeme at brelin.net  said:
> You forget that Ashcroft has stated that his "War on Terrorism" on the
> domestic front includes "adopting new methods to find terrorists before
> they act, even if they won't result in a conviction" (or words to that
> effect).
> We talked about that on this very list a few months ago.
> They don't care if it gets thrown out of court when you finally get a
> trial.  They just want to listen now and lock you up for some convenient
> period later.

 The Magic Lantern thing is most likely A Red Herring thing.  Most reports
 say that the FBI "is developing" blah blah blah.  This 'could' be done for the
 Windoz machines, but it's more effective to let the newsies have it and see
 who is changing encryption techniques.   So far the result is a modest
 increase in the number of folk encrypting a picture of "Fluffy" the cat and
 sending that to themselves through the remailers (mixmaster).  This really
 pisses the Echelon crew.
------Meddle not in affairs of dragons,
Thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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