[free-sklyarov] Re: CIA funds anonymous web surfing (fwd)

Jay Sulzberger jays at panix.com
Fri Aug 31 12:08:45 PDT 2001

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 10:59:39 -0400
From: Peter F Cassidy <pcassidy at world.std.com>
To: Arnold G. Reinhold <reinhold at world.std.com>
Cc: dcsb at ai.mit.edu, cryptography at wasabisystems.com
Subject: Re: CIA funds anonymous web surfing

What the Chinese need to do is redefine their national firewall as a
content control and protection strategy under the DMCA. Then they could
get the RIAA to lobby Justice to indict the CIA. If it works, RIAA could
contract with the Chinese Army to enforce copyright the way the oil
companies use mercenary armies to protect working wells and land leases in
Latin America. Win-win.


On Fri, 31 Aug 2001, Arnold G. Reinhold wrote:

> Today's Boston Globe and New York Times report that the CIA is
> funding Sefeweb technology that lets users surf the Web anonymously.
> The parent agency of the Voice of America is negotiating a license
> for the technology to use in bypassing China's 'Net censorship.
> "The US-funded network of proxy servers running Triangle Boy would
> provide a ''dynamic, constantly changing set of access points through
> which Internet surfers in China can connect to VOA and to other Web
> sites that are typically blocked,' Hsu [Safeweb CEO] said."
> http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/243/nation/US_to_help_thwart_China_s
> _Web_censors+.shtml
> So if a U.S. citizen working as a programmer on this project visits
> China to deliver a paper at a conference and is arrested for
> conspiracy to violate China's laws, will the U.S. consider the arrest
> and subsequent prosecution a legitimate expression of Chinese
> sovereignty?
> Arnold Reinhold
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