Dave Farber | 1 Sep 01:38 2002

IMPORTANT -- IP will be off the air till 10 Sept

Starting 1 September I will be mostly offline. Please do not expect me to
read email after 2 September till 10 September when I will be starting
my sabbatical at CMU (I will be a Visiting Professor in the Schools
of Computer Science and the Heinz School of Public Policy).

I will occasionally check my cell voice mail during this off line
period so if you need to contact me please leave a voice mail at
+1 610 304 9127.


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Dave Farber | 1 Sep 15:17 2002

an interchange on Afilias -- Old Internet Thinking RIP

------ Forwarded Message
From: Adam Peake <ajp <at> glocom.ac.jp>
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2002 13:12:57 +0900
To: farber <at> cis.upenn.edu
Subject: Re: IP: an interchange on Afilias --  Old Internet  Thinking RIP

>  From: "Ole J. Jacobsen" <ole <at> cisco.com>
>>  Reply-To: Ole Jacobsen <ole <at> cisco.com>
>>  Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 15:41:57 -0700 (PDT)
>>  To: farber <at> cis.upenn.edu
>>  Subject: Re: IP: Old Internet Thinking RIP
>>  Froomkin seems to have missed that the technical work for .org is going to
>  > be performed by Afilias, a well-established registry operator.
>  >

But information about Afilias' operational performance should be
available.  The 7 new tlds handed out in 2000 were intended as a
proof of concept, contracts included rigorous reporting requirements,
everything from technical performance compliance to marketing plans.
And that information should have been made public. Info at ICANNWatch



>  > Ole
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Dave Farber | 1 Sep 19:43 2002

real fun readinmg, look at site Wanna Bet?

Wanna Bet?

September 1, 2002

WITH the de facto end of summer upon us, there is a natural
tendency for the pulse to quicken, for the mind to snap out
of repose and for debate to begin on the immediate burning
questions of the fall. Will an invasion of Iraq come before
Christmas? Which fashion fad will we succumb to first -
pencil skirts or rugby shirts?

The Web site Longbets.org urges a longer - and less idle -
view. Designed to sharpen long-term thinking on issues of
social or scientific significance, the nonprofit site (a
spinoff of the Long Now Foundation, headed by veteran
Silicon Valley pundits Stewart Brand and Kevin Kelly),
solicits prophecy backed by currency. To divert gamblers
and kibitzers from the mesmerizing press of the next five
minutes, the minimum bet is $1,000 and the minimum period
is two years. Bets are tax deductible and winnings (all in
good time) go to a charity of the victor's choice.

Since its debut in April, Longbets has published 11 bets on
topics ranging from where alien life will be discovered to
when commercial planes will regularly fly without pilots.
The prognosticators with deep pockets include technology
executives, scientists, writers, philosophers - and the
actor Ted Danson. Both sides must post a defense of their
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Dave Farber | 1 Sep 20:34 2002

Verizon Guard Client Privacy, Consumers v. Recording Industry on Peer-to-Peer Anonymity

------ Forwarded Message
From: Will Doherty <wild <at> eff.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 13:15:33 -0700
To: presslist <at> eff.org
Subject: [E-B] EFF: Verizon Guard Client Privacy, Consumers v. Recording
Industry on Peer-to-Peer Anonymity

Electronic Frontier Foundation Media Release

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 30, 2002


Cindy Cohn
   Legal Director
   Electronic Frontier Foundation
   cindy <at> eff.org
   +1 415 436-9333 x108 (office), +1 415 823-2148 (cell)

Megan Gray
   Gray Matters
   mg <at> megangray.com
   +1 202 265-2738 (office)

Electronic Frontier Foundation, Verizon Guard Client Privacy

Consumers v. Recording Industry on Internet Anonymity

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Dave Farber | 1 Sep 20:36 2002

for SF Bay Ipers -- EFF Music Share-In 2002: Party in the Park!

Electronic Frontier Foundation Holds Second Annual Share-In

John Perry Barlow, Mountain Girl Garcia Host Free Music Fest

Electronic Frontier Foundation Holds Second Annual Share-In
John Perry Barlow, Mountain Girl Garcia Host Free Music Fest
San Francisco - Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation and five Bay
Area bands for an afternoon of live music and outdoor fun at EFF's
second annual Share In. The festival will be held in Golden Gate
Park's Music Concourse Bandshell on Saturday, September 14th from
noon - 5pm. The celebration of independent music will be hosted by
Grateful Dead lyricist and EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow, and former
wife of the late great Jerry Garcia, Mountain Girl Garcia.

Artists participating in this event will permit recording of their
performances by those in attendance in support of EFFs Open Audio
License (OAL). Musicians performing at the event include: the Box Set
Duo - clown princes of folk-rock, the classic funk band Funkmonsters,
celtic world-fusion group Hy Brassyl, harmony based folk-pop band
Atticus Scout, and Berkeley-based party band Shady Lady.

In addition to music, the Share-In will feature performers including
Ashley Foster the One Wheeled Wonder, the Existential Circus,
Frantastic Hands, the Metronome Dancers, and Willy Bologna and his
Sideshow Circus. Bring your family and friends!

Ben and Jerry's will sell their famous ice cream, and Cartwheel
Catering will be on site with hot dogs, pretzels, and churros.
Proceeds from the Share-In will go directly to EFF's Campaign for
Audiovisual Free Expression (CAFE), which oversees projects such as
the Open Audio License. CAFE empowers the creative community in
cyberspace by protecting the public's access to and use of audiovisual

The Open Audio License is a tool that EFF has developed in order to
help artists share music more directly with their fans, without
sacrificing recognition for their creativity. The OAL encourages
collaboration, providing artists with an alternative to a business
model strictly driven by profit. Based on the open source and free
software initiatives for software development, the OAL encourages
artists to share with one another and their fans.

Adoption of the OAL does not mean that artists go unrewarded for their
work. On the contrary, the OAL permits artists to share single tracks
or performances and gain widespread recognition for their work without
relying on intermediaries. EFF encourages new models of music
distribution in the digital world that benefit the artists themselves.
The Internet makes it possible to drastically reduce the overhead for
packaging and distributing music, which is where record companies
currently spend most of the money that could be going to artists. EFF
is committed to developing tools that empower artists to take control
over their own art and to be compensated appropriately for their works.

When: Saturday, September 14th, Noon-5pm

Where: Music Concourse Bandshell in Golden Gate Park, near the
Japanese Tea Gardens between MLK Drive and JFK Drive


EFF's Cafe Project:

 <http://www.eff.org/cafe/> The Open Audio License:


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Dave Farber | 2 Sep 13:46 2002

General Ashcroft's Detention Camps Time to Call for His Resignation

 From the Village Voice NYC
Nat Hentoff
Jonathan Turley is a professor of constitutional and public-interest law at
George Washington University Law School in D.C. He is also a defense
attorney in national security cases and other matters, writes for a number
of publications, and is often on television. He and I occasionally exchange
leads on civil liberties stories, but I learn much more from him than he
does from me. 

For example, a Jonathan Turley column in the national edition of the August
14 Los Angeles Times ("Camps for Citizens: Ashcroft's Hellish Vision")

"Attorney General John Ashcroft's announced desire for camps for U.S.
citizens he deems to be 'enemy combatants' has moved him from merely being a
political embarrassment to being a constitutional menace." Actually, ever
since General Ashcroft pushed the U.S. Patriot Act through an overwhelmingly
supine Congress soon after September 11, he has subverted more elements of
the Bill of Rights than any attorney general in American history.

Under the Justice Department's new definition of "enemy combatant"‹which won
the enthusiastic approval of the president and Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld‹anyone defined as an "enemy combatant," very much including
American citizens, can be held indefinitely by the government, without
charges, a hearing, or a lawyer. In short, incommunicado.

Two American citizens‹Yaser Esam Hamdi and Jose Padilla‹are currently locked
up in military brigs as "enemy combatants." (Hamdi is in solitary in a
windowless room.) As Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe said on ABC's
Nightline (August 12):

"It bothers me that the executive branch is taking the amazing position that
just on the president's say-so, any American citizen can be picked up, not
just in Afghanistan, but at O'Hare Airport or on the streets of any city in
this country, and locked up without access to a lawyer or court just because
the government says he's connected somehow with the Taliban or Al Qaeda.
That's not the American way. It's not the constitutional way. . . . And no
court can even figure out whether we've got the wrong guy.



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Dave Farber | 2 Sep 16:00 2002

Your laundry online and in kennett Sq Pa right next store

>e-Suds.net is a comprehensive online laundry payment, operating and
>service system, provided by Stitch Networks Corporation. Using
>machine-to-machine (M2M) networking solutions, Stitch Networks is able to
>connect washing machines and dryers to the Internet. As a laundry
>operator, this gives you the ability to go online to monitor service
>conditions, usage and sales, utilize alternative payment methods and offer
>a number of value-added services to your customers. The system ultimately
>creates the competitive advantage that you need to succeed in the highly
>competitive commercial laundry market.

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Dave Farber | 10 Sep 19:50 2002

IP IS BACK --- Governments, technologists battle over Internet censorship

------ Forwarded Message
From: Seth Finkelstein <sethf <at> sethf.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 04:49:49 -0400
To: farber <at> cis.upenn.edu
Subject: Governments, technologists battle over Internet censorship

[Much food for thought here]


Governments, technologists battle over Internet censorship
Mon Sep 2, 8:26 PM ET By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Internet Writer

"Internet censorship is on the rise.

A February 2001 report from Paris-based Reporters Without Borders
found censorship in 58 countries, including China, Vietnam and
Tunisia. The group expects to list about 40 more in a January update.

And longtime censors have gotten even more aggressive in the past year
or so as they play what amounts to a digital version of Whac-a-Mole.

They have poured countless resources and hired the brightest
technicians to find and close the technical loopholes through which
people can get forbidden content, including Western news outlets,
dissident writings, and in the Mideast, pornography and other sites
deemed anti-Islam.

They have largely succeeded."


Seth Finkelstein  Consulting Programmer  sethf <at> sethf.com  http://sethf.com
Anticensorware Investigations - http://sethf.com/anticensorware/
Seth Finkelstein's Infothought list - http://sethf.com/infothought/

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Dave Farber | 11 Sep 11:45 2002

Intel to Offer New Security Features

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Intel to Offer New Security Features
Mon Sep 9, 7:21 PM ET
By MATTHEW FORDAHL, AP Technology Writer

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In the latest attempt to protect digital
information from viruses and hackers, Intel Corp. will integrate advanced
security features into its microprocessors and other hardware.

The security features, announced Monday at the Intel's conference for
developers, will be implemented in processors as early as next year, said
Paul Otellini, Intel's president and chief operating officer.

Code-named LaGrande Technology, the features will create a "vault" in which
data is safely stored and processed. Intel also will secure the pathways
within the computer, such as between the vault and the display or keyboard.

"It's a new level of safer computing," Otellini said during a keynote

The company did not release many details about LaGrande but said it will
work in conjunction with other hardware and software-based security efforts
such as Microsoft Corp.'s Palladium.

Such technologies will not only keep hackers and viruses from infiltrating
data stored or being processed on a computer but also could lock music or
video files onto a particular computer, preventing unauthorized sharing.

In other developments at the conference, Intel said it will soon start
selling Pentium 4 processors with a new technology that effectively tricks
software into thinking it is running on two processors instead of one.

The technology, called "hyper-threading," is already in production in
processors used in servers. Otellini said it will be included in Pentium 4s
running at 3 gigahertz by the end of the year.

Intel also said it will continue to boost the speed of its processors.
During one demonstration, a Pentium 4 set a new speed record — 4.7 GHz.

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Dave Farber | 11 Sep 15:39 2002

Intel (MPG) / Verisign Announcement

> Intel's Mobile Products Group (MPG) has been working on a customer reference
> board for Intel's next generation mobile processor, code-named Banias, which
> incorporates the TCPA Trusted Platform Module.  At Fall US Intel Developers
> Forum this week, Intel is going to announce the customer reference board as
> well as a  joint agreement between Intel and VeriSign.  VeriSign will
> develop a Personal Trust Agent or software solution for the TPM.   The
> collaboration will enable PC OEMs to integrate VeriSign's PTA and digital
> certificates into Banias processor-based notebooks, enabling a platform
> ready for corporate IT to deploy with VeriSign's Public Key Infrastructure
> services to enable strong authentication, authorization, digital signatures,
> encryption and more secure messaging.

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