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PRIVACY Forum Digest Sunday, 28 January 1996 Volume 05 : Issue 03 Moderated by Lauren Weinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) Vortex Technology, Woodland Hills, CA, U.S.A. ===== PRIVACY FORUM ===== ------------------------------------------------------------------- The PRIVACY Forum is supported in part by the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy, "internetMCI" (a service of the Data Services Division of MCI Telecommunications Corporation), and Cisco Systems, Inc. - - - These organizations do not operate or control the PRIVACY Forum in any manner, and their support does not imply agreement on their part with nor responsibility for any materials posted on or related to the PRIVACY Forum. ------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTENTS Keyword Searching of PRIVACY Forum Archive Now Available (Lauren Weinstein; PRIVACY Forum Moderator) Re: Videotaping homes (Willie Smith) Single computer breaks 40-bit RC4 in under 8 days (Monty Solomon) Economic Assessment of Data Protection (Pierrot Peladeau) One Person's War on Junk Mail (Beth Givens) AT&T Cell Users at Risk (email@example.com) Highway privacy and extremist politics (Phil Agre) Surveys of Community Attitudes to Privacy (Roger Clarke) Lotus blinks (Monty Solomon) Conferences / Events (Susan Evoy) Technologies of Freedom: Blueprints for Action (Ruth Holder) *** Please include a RELEVANT "Subject:" line on all submissions! *** *** Submissions without them may be ignored! *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Internet PRIVACY Forum is a moderated digest for the discussion and analysis of issues relating to the general topic of privacy (both personal and collective) in the "information age" of the 1990's and beyond. 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Access to the keyword searching system is through the PRIVACY Forum World Wide Web pages, reachable via the URL: http://www.vortex.com --Lauren-- ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 11:20:39 -0500 (EST) From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Willie Smith) Subject: Re: Videotaping homes Steve Holzworth mentions that his local govt has started videotaping homes in his area. While this might be some cause for concern, I'd see a lot of positive uses for such technology. >1) Property tax records are public records. You can walk into the county tax >office and use their computer system to look up anyone's tax records. >One can assume you will now be able to look at their home/business also. You can also drive down the street looking at homes and businesses. The exterior view of my house (which I assume is all they are taping) is already 'public domain'. I'm not sure how useful it would be for tax assesment purposes, as it doesn't tell how many rooms, bedrooms, baths, etc there are in the house, or whether the basement is finished, which is what the assesment is based on around here. However, I'd sure rather have a picture of my house show up on the fax machine in the fire truck than a simple address, and I'd much rather the Swat team have a good idea of what my neighbor's house looked like. 8*) >2) Given (1), how long until siding salespeople, real estate agents, >cat burglars, etc. use the picture database to determine likely subjects >of financial interest? I wish I could 'register' my house with a company that would tell these people this kind of thing. We have a 5-year-old house with vinyl siding, gas heat, and a monitored alarm system. When we moved in we got several calls a week for the first 6 months trying to sell us alarm systems, vinyl siding, and home heating oil. I can only assume they were triggered from the real-estate database... > [ This may not be terribly different from the long-existing > practice of taking photos of houses and putting them in > big books (which themselves have been or are being > digitized in many areas), or sending assessors around to > re-evaluate at regular intervals. Real estate companies > and their supporting data firms have long collected > this sort of information--the details they have on > virtually every house in their areas is very > detailed. They may have a lot of data, but for most uses it's pretty useless. Looking thru the MLS books when we were looking for a house we saw all sorts of wierd stuff. For instance, under 'Electric' three different houses might have respectively 'CB' (circuit breakers), '200Amp' (current rating of the service), and 'Yes' (which I suppose ought to be reassuring...). Inconsistent, misleading, incorrect, and missing data means that those 'databases' are probably not worth the bytes they are stored in. -- Willie Smith email@example.com N1JBJ@amsat.org #define NII "Information Supercollider" ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 01:13:02 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.COM> Subject: Single computer breaks 40-bit RC4 in under 8 days Begin forwarded message: Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 20:45:33 -0500 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (David Golombek) To: email@example.com Subject: Single computer breaks 40-bit RC4 in under 8 days MIT Student Uses ICE Graphics Computer To Break Netscape Security in Less Than 8 Days: Cost to crack Netscape security falls from $10,000 to $584 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., January 10, 1996 -- An MIT undergraduate and part-time programmer used a single $83,000 graphics computer from Integrated Computing Engines (ICE) to crack Netscape's export encryption code in less than eight days. The effort by student Andrew Twyman demonstrated that ICE's advances in hardware price/performance ratios make it relatively inexpensive -- $584 per session -- to break the code. While being an active proponent of stronger export encryption, Netscape Communications (NSCP), developer of the SSL security protocol, has said that to decrypt an Internet session would cost at least $10,000 in computing time. Twyman used the same brute-force algorithm as Damien Doligez, the French researcher who was one of the first to crack the original SSL Challenge. The challenge presented the encrypted data of a Netscape session, using the default exportable mode, 40-bit RC4 encryption. Doligez broke the code in eight days using 112 workstations. "The U.S. government has drastically underestimated the pace of technology development," says Jonas Lee, ICE's general manager. "It doesn't take a hundred workstations more than a week to break the code -- it takes one ICE graphics computer. This shuts the door on any argument against stronger export encryption." Breaking the code relies more on raw computing power than hacking expertise. Twyman modified Doligez's algorithm to run on ICE's Desktop RealTime Engine (DRE), a briefcase-size graphics computer that connects to a PC host to deliver performance of 6.3 Gflops (billions of floating point instructions per second). According to Twyman, the program tests each of the trillion 40-bit keys until it finds the correct one. Twyman's program averaged more than 830,000 keys per second, so it would take 15 days to test every key. The average time to find a key, however, was 7.7 days. Using more than 100 workstations, Doligez averaged 850,000 keys per second.ICE used the following formula to determine its $584 cost of computing power: the total cost of the computer divided by the number of days in a three-year lifespan (1,095), multiplied by the number of days (7.7) it takes to break the code. ICE's Desktop RealTime Engine combines the power of a supercomputer with the price of a workstation. Designed for high-end graphics, virtual reality, simulations and compression, it reduces the cost of computing from $160 per Mflop (millions of floating point instructions per second) to $13 per Mflop. ICE, founded in 1994, is the exclusive licensee of MeshSP technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). ### INTEGRATED COMPUTING ENGINES, INC. 460 Totten Pond Road, 6th Floor Waltham, MA 02154 Voice: 617-768-2300, Fax: 617-768-2301 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Cramblitt, Cramblitt & Company (919) 481-4599; firstname.lastname@example.org Jonas Lee, Integrated Computing Engines (617) 768-2300, X1961; email@example.com Note: Andrew Twyman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 12:56:19 -0500 (EST) From: Pierrot Peladeau <pierrot.peladeau@PROGESTA.COM> Subject: Economic Assessment of Data Protection I am looking for studies about the cost/benefit impact of data protection or the economic impact of data protection legislation. I have identify a few theoretical ones but no real "field" ones, especially in assessing economic impact of legislation). Any litterature that could help in making some ad hoc economic model for field research would be of interest. I will keep Privacy Forum readers informed on this inquiry. Pierrot Peladeau <email@example.com> Vice President, R & D, PROGESTA Inc. Editor/Redacteur en chef, PRIVACY FILES P.O.Box/C.P. 42029 Station Jeanne Mance tel : +1 (514) 990 2786 Montreal (Quebec) CANADA H2W 2T3 fax : +1 (514) 990 3085 ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 13:18:21 -0800 (PST) From: Beth Givens <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: One Person's War on Junk Mail A San Diego man, Bob Beken, recently won an interesting suit in Small Claims Court against Computer City involving unwanted mail solicitations. He purchased some items at Computer City (owned by Tandy, which also owns Radio Shack and Incredible Universe) and paid by check. When he noticed the clerk keying his name and address into the computer at the checkstand, he asked if he was going to get any junk mail as a result. He was told 'no.' As a precaution, Beken took the check back and wrote a short contract on the back: "Computer City agrees NOT to place Robert Beken on any mailing list or send him any advertisements or mailings. Computer City agrees that a breach of this agree- ment by Computer City will damage Robert Beken and that these damages may be pursued in court. Further, that these damages for the first breach are $1,000. The deposit of this check for payment is agreement with these terms and conditions." After some discussion with another clerk, Computer City accepted the check. In the ensuing months, Beken received four mail solicitations from Computer City. He wrote two letters in protest but received no reply. Beken then took his case to Small Claims court. The judge agreed that a contract had been broken and awarded Beken $1,000 plus court costs of $21. Beken has since written a book (self-published) about his winning method. Is this a significant victory? I think so. A court has agreed that a consumer has a right to say "no" to junk mail and to have the request honored. Perhaps this case, along with the Avrahami case, will serve as wake up calls to the direct marketing industry. Consumers want and deserve to be able to control what enters their mailboxes. Your thoughts?? Beth Givens Voice: 619-260-4160 Project Director Fax: 619-298-5681 Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Hotline (Calif. only): Center for Public Interest Law 800-773-7748 University of San Diego 619-298-3396 (elsewhere) 5998 Alcala Park e-mail: email@example.com San Diego, CA 92110 [ My personal suspicion is that such cases will have little lasting impact on privacy issues. The most likely result of widespread attempts at such techniques would be a large number of refused checks. The sales folk in stores are usually just not in a position to judge the meaning of such check "addendums". While such cases are interesting, they don't deal with the fundamental issues which will ultimately need to be fully addressed. -- MODERATOR ] ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 27 Jan 96 11:32:37 PST From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: AT&T Cell Users at Risk *Big AT&T Cell User Security Problem* Want billing/payment information on someone else? Want to run a usage analysis for the best rate plan for another? ATT Wireless Networks makes this possible with their automated INFOEXPRESS (Customer Care) service. Simply dial 1-800-782-xxxx or 1-206-389-xxxx (SEA). Enter the target cell number and the person's zip code. Other menu selections include change orders... Is residential/business service next? [ Assuming this service operates as described, it is but another example of the widespread practice of making customer information available with minimal or no security provisions by many entities. When questioned, firms implementing such systems usually claim they can't imagine why anybody would be concerned about the release of such information (allowing change orders in such an environment would be highly unusual), and that more "secure" systems (such as the use of PINs) would be "too inconvenient" for the customer. Usually the claim is also made that they've received virtually no complaints, either! If you're lucky, there will be a way to "opt-out" of such systems, but often that choice is also unavailable. It is unlikely that such systems can be effectively controlled without new privacy legislation. -- MODERATOR ] ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 20:08:26 -0800 (PST) From: Phil Agre <email@example.com> Subject: highway privacy and extremist politics In a report on the right-wing militia movement in Washington State (available on the Web at http://nwcitizen.com/publicgood/reports/maltby3.htm ), Paul de Armond discusses one David Montgomery, whom he describes as "a perennial right-wing congressional candidate and former treasurer for the Washington chapter of Rev. Sun Myong Moon's American Freedom Coalition". He clearly regards Mr. Montgomery as a fringe extremist, and he illustrates this view by quoting one of Mr. Montgomery's campaign flyers, entitled "Gun Rights and Your Freedom" as follows: "New toll roads can identify your car and charge an account in your name by means of a sensor in the windshield. This could allow the government to track your movements." Although he doesn't say so explicitly, the context makes it sound as if Mr. de Armond regards this view as bizarre. The problem, of course, is that it is basically true. The "sensor" is really (in most cases) an RF transponder, and it is not quite "in" the windshield but (in many cases) attached to it. Such systems are in operation in roughly ten US states and in several other countries. Although few serious observers regard these systems as government plots to track citizens' movements, the systems have nonetheless provoked controvery across the political spectrum because they could, in fact, be used for this purpose. The FBI, for example, has made no secret of its desire to obtain unrestricted access to the files maintained by toll authorities. Although such systems could easily be made anonymous using new technology based on digital cash, I know of no US authority that is planning to do so. Now, Mr. de Armond is actually aware of all of this; he just inadvertently neglected to quote enough of the flyer to make apparent the role of automated toll roads in Mr. Montgomery's humongous conspiracy theories. What's scary, of course, is that the toll roads are so readily used in this way. The use of this issue by political extremists is a symptom of a deep problem, which is that automated toll collection in the US, like many other new technologies that affect the public, is being developed with only the faintest semblance of democratic process -- decisions are made in back rooms and the systems just seem of materialize one day. The bureaucrats who run the show don't expend much effort on privacy because they don't hear any screaming about it, and they don't hear any screaming about it because only a tiny proportion of citizens is even aware of the issue. (Having said this, I should point out that Washington State is just about the only US jurisdiction which has seen meaningful organized resistance to automated toll collection. I do not know of any connection between this resistance and the far right.) Automated toll collection may not be a sinister plot, but in its practical consequences it is just as bad. It is a serious accident waiting to happen -- not least because it provides an organizing issue for political extremists. The very possibility of the systems' abuse, together with the tacit policy of stealth implementation, threatens to become a corrosive influence on our society. Phil Agre, UCSD ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 20 Jan 1996 13:30:11 +1100 From: Roger.Clarke@anu.edu.au (Roger Clarke) Subject: Surveys of Community Attitudes to Privacy I'm trying to assemble a reference list of research into community attitudes to privacy. What follows is a pretty scratchy start, but it's something at least. I'd greatly appreciate: - - references to hard-copy reports; - - references to web and ftp sources; - - suggestions of people and organisations that may have done this already; - - hints of other people and organisations (preferably incl. email addresses) who may be able to assist. I'll consolidate the results, put up a web-page within my existing set of dataveillance materials, and post the URL to this forum (yes, email versions will be available for non-web-capable participants). Thanks for your assistance! ... Roger U.S.A. - - Louis Harris & Associates & Westin A.F., 'The Dimensions of Privacy: A National Opinion Research Survey of Attitudes Towards Privacy' Garland, New York NY, 1981 - - Tolchinsky P.D., McCuddy M.K., Adams J., Ganster D.C., Woodman R.W. & Fromkin H.L. 'Employee Perceptions of Invasion of Privacy: A Field Simulation Experiment' J. of Applied Psychology 66, 3 (June 1981) 308-313 - - Woodman R.W., Ganster D.C., Adams J., McCuddy M.K., Tolchinsky P.D. & Fromkin H. 'A Survey of Employee Perceptions of Information Privacy in Organisations' Academy of Management J. 25,3 (October 1982) 647-663 - - Katz J.E. & Tassone A.R. 'Public Opinion Trends: Privacy and Information Technology' Public Opinion Quarterly 54,1 (Spring 1990) 125-143 - - Louis Harris & Associates 'The Equifax Report on Consumers in the Information Age' Equifax Inc., Atlanta GA, 1990 - - Louis Harris & Associates, 'Harris-Equifax Consumer Privacy Survey 1991', Equifax Inc., Atlanta GA, 1991 - - Louis Harris & Associates, 'Harris-Equifax Consumer Privacy Survey 1992', Equifax Inc., Atlanta GA, 1992 - - Culnan M. ''How Did They Get My Name?': An Exploratory Investigation of Consumer Attitudes Toward Secondary Information Use' MIS Quarterly 17,3 (September 1993) 341-363 Canada - - Louis Harris & Associates & Weston A., 'The Equifax Canada Report on Consumers and Privacy in the Information Age - 1992', Equifax Canada Inc., Ville d'Anjou, 1992 - - Ekos Research Associates 'Privacy Revealed: The Canadian Privacy Survey' Ekos, Ottawa, 1993 ? Canadian Privacy Commissioner report, 1994? - - Louis Harris & Associates & Weston A., 'The Equifax Canada Report on Consumers and Privacy in the Information Age - 1995', Equifax Canada Inc., Ville d'Anjou, 1995 ? Wright T., Ontario Privacy Commissioner / Netherlands report, 1995 ? Price Waterhouse / McHendry report, 1995 - - Public Interest Advocacy Centre / Federation nationale des associations de consommateurs du Quebec 'Surveying Boundaries: Canadians and Their Personal Information' PIAC, 1 Nicholas St, Suite 1204, Ottawa Ontario, 1995, Tel: +1 613 562 4002 - - Lawson P. & Vallee M. 'Canadians Take Their Information 'Personal'' Privacy Files 1,1 (October 1995) 4-9 Australia - - 'Community Attitudes to Privacy' Privacy Commissioner Information Paper Number Three, Human Rights Australia, August 1995 Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/ Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, 78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA Tel: +61 6 288 6916 Fax: +61 6 288 1472 Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Email: Roger.Clarke@anu.edu.au Engineering and Information Technology Information Sciences Building Room 211 Tel: +61 6 249 3666 The Australian National University Canberra ACT 0200 AUSTRALIA Fax: +61 6 249 0010 ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 23 Jan 1996 00:20:53 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.COM> Subject: Lotus blinks Excerpt from BillWatch #33 LOTUS BLINKS IN INDUSTRY/NSA CRYPT STANDOFF It's not clear why this hasn't made a larger impression on the net yet, because we think its of crucial importance in the ongoing debate about cryptography. For years since the original introduction of the Clipper Chip, the debate over cryptography has continued to gain momentum. Recently, the Administration, embarrassed by its defeat over the Clipper Chip proposal, put forth it's Commercial Key Escrow proposal. What is all the fuss about? It's about cryptography, and who has the right to encrypt information and who has the right to keep the key. Right now, you do, but that could all change. Think of cryptography as a really good front door on your house or apartment. The door key is yours to hold, isn't it? It's your right to give a copy to someone you trust, or if you choose, nobody at all. The Administration contends that this is not so. With their "commercial key escrow" scheme, they contend that you shouldn't be able to build a door they cannot break down, but they also contend that they should be able to order you to give a copy of the key to a government-approved individual, so that they can come enter your house (with a warrant, of course) when they wish. Industry, of course, panned this plan when it proposed late 1995, and continues to object to it. All the while, a standoff continues: the Administration refuses to allow cryptographic software with keys longer than 40 bits to be exported, and industry refuses to build Big Brother into their products. And this is where the standoff stayed until last Wednesday, when Lotus blinked. On Wed, Jan. 17th, 1996, Lotus announced that it had increased the key length of its International version of the Lotus Notes product to 64 bits. They did this by building in a back door for the Administration to use to decrypt any international traffic that it might desire to read. Although there are a lot of reasons why we think this is a terrible idea, the first one that springs to mind is the fact that the one public key that Lotus has embedded in all their software is a single point of failure for every International Lotus user throughout the world. Sure, this key is held with a high security clearance by the government, but then Aldritch Ames also had some of the most sensitive information available to him, and he proved untrustworthy. After all, if $1.5 million can buy a CIA counter-intelligence agent, I wonder how much a Lotus Notes key escrow holder goes for these days? You can find a copy of the Lotus press releases at http://www.lotus.com ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 17 Jan 1996 23:09:23 -0800 From: Susan Evoy <evoy@pcd.Stanford.EDU> Subject: Conferences / Events CPSR Members and Friends, If you are planning to attend one of these conferences, or another that may be related to CPSR's work, please contact CPSR at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 322-3778 for easy ways for you to be a presence for CPSR. CONFERENCE /EVENT SCHEDULE RSA 6th Annual Data Security Conference: Cryptography Summit. Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 17-19, 1996. Contact: email@example.com 415 340-9300 http://www.rsa.com/ Telecommunications Reform Legislation: Implications for the Internet and the National Information Infrastructure, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Jan. 18, 7-9 p.m. Program of the "Next Five Minutes" Conference, Amsterdam/Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS, Jan. 18-21. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 020 6233673 10 4047693 http://www.dds.nl/n5m ALA Midwinter Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Jan. 20 - 22. Contact: email@example.com FireWallCon '96, Stouffer Hotel, Arlington, VA, Jan. 25-26, 1996. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ncsa.com National and International Initiatives for Information Infrastructure, Jan. 25-27. Contact: email@example.com 617 496-1389 http://ksgwww.harvard.edu/iip Oakland's New Technology Center - Ethel Long-Scott, 2055 Center St., Berkeley, CA, Jan. 28, 2-4 pm. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 510 987-0567 Information, National Policy & International Infrastructure, Jan. 28-30. Contact: email@example.com 617 496-1389 http://ksgwww.harvard.edu/iip Professional Awareness in Software Engineering (PASE'96), London, ENGLAND, Feb. 1-2, 1996. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 44 171 9115000 44 171 9115089 (fax) Security, Privacy and Intellectual Property Protection in the Global Information Infrastructure, Canberra, AUSTRALIA, Feb. 7-8. Contact: http://www.nla.gov.au/gii/oecdconf.html Living with the Internet, Baltimore, MD, Feb. 8-9. Contact: email@example.com 202 326-6417 The Gathering: The Computer Security Conference with a Difference, University of Otago, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND, Feb. 13-15. CQL'96: Symposium on Computers & the Quality of Life (ACM), Philadelphia, PA, February 14-16, 1996. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 717 872 3536 717 871-2320 (fax) A Nation Connected: Defining the Public Interest in the Information Superhighway, Annenberg Center, Rancho Mirage, CA, Feb. 20. Contact: email@example.com 800 545-2433 x3201 312 280-3201 Technologies of Freedom: Blueprints for Action, Washington, DC, Feb 29-March 2. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 202 408-1403 202 408-1134(fax) Assoc. for Practical and Professional Ethics, St. Louis, MO, Feb. 29-March 2 Contact: email@example.com 812 855-6450 812 855-3315 Innovations in Connectivity Exposition, UNC, Wilmington, NC, March 3-5. Contact: http://www.wilmington.net/dpsee/ice96.html Ethics and Technology Conference, Chicago, IL, March 9, 1996. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 312 915-7061 312 915-6118 (fax) NetDay '96, California Schools, March 9. Contact: http://www.w3.com/netday96/ Microcomputers in Education Conference: Internet-1996--What's Next? Connecting the Global Education Community, Tempe, AZ, March 11-13. Contact: email@example.com 602 965-7363 Technical Conference on Telecommunications R&D in Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, March 12, 1996. Contact: http://www.commx.org/mtchom firstname.lastname@example.org 617 439-8600 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Phoenix, AZ, March 13-16. Contact: email@example.com 804 973-3987 804 978-7449 (fax) Founding Convention of the Cultural Environment Movement, St. Louis, MO, Mar 15-17. Contact: 215 387-5303 K-12 School Networking on the Emerging Information Superhighway," Sheraton National Hotel, Arlington, VA, March 17-19. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 202 466-6296 202 462-9043 (fax) First ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries, Bethesda, MD, March 20-23, 1996. Contact: http://fox.cs.vt.edu/DL96/ Computers, Freedom, and Privacy, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, March 27-30, 1996. Contact: web.mit.edu//cfp96 email@example.com Creating a Library of the Future Without Diminishing the Library of the Past - A conference for librarians, Cambridge, MA. March 30-31, 1996. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Rewiring our Networks: Cultural Equity in the 21st Century, Berkeley, CA, March 30-Apr 1. Contact: 510 451-2717 Teaching in the Community Colleges On-Line, "Innovative Instructional Practices," ONLINE, April 2-4, 1996. Contact: email@example.com The Sociology of the Internet, Chicago, IL, April 3-6. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 513 529-2637 http://www.lib.muohio.edu/~skimmel/jipson/jipsonpage.html A Strategic Approach to Globalization Through Technology and Diversity, Rockville, MD, April 11-14, 1996. Contact email@example.com 217 356-7050 (fax) ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction, Vancouver, BC, CANADA, April 14-18, 1996. Contact: http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi96/ firstname.lastname@example.org 410 263-5382 410 267-0332 (fax) Technological Assaults on Privacy, Rochester, NY, April 18-20, 1996. Paper drafts by Feb. 1, 1996. Contact: email@example.com 716 475-6643 716 475-7120 (fax) Automated Medical Payments Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 6-7. Contact: 312 983-6133 Security and Privacy, IEEE Symposium, Oakland, CA, May 6-8, 1996. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cs.pdx.edu/SP96 Visions of Privacy for the 21st Century: A Search for Solutions, Victoria, BC, CANADA, May 9-11, 1996. Contact: http://www.cafe.net./gvc.foi Datafication - Sustaining the Global Network, Building Communities, Huntington, WV, May 15-17. Contact: email@example.com 313 998-6105 (fax) The Digital Revolution: Assessing the Impact on Business, Education and Social Structures, San Diego, CA, May 20-22, 1996. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Business Ethics Conference, The Waldorf-Astoria, New York, NY, May 22-23. Contact: 212 339-0345 Graduate Research Ethics Education, A Workshop at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, June 5-9, 1996. Contact: email@example.com 812 855-6450 Testing Computer Software: Improving the Testing Process, Washington, DC, June 10-13, 1996. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 301 445-4400 301 445-5722 (fax) http://www.clark.net/pub/uspdi National Education Computing Conference, "Call of the North," Minneapolis, MN, June 11-13. Contact: email@example.com 612 638-8764 Society and the Future of Computing (SFC'96), Snowbird, UT, June 16-20. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.lanl.gov/SFC World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, ED-MEDIA 96, Boston, MA, June 17-22. Contact: email@example.com 804 973-3987 804 978-7449 (fax) International Symposium on Technology and Society 1996 (ISTAS '96), Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, June 21-22, 1996 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 609 258-1985 (fax) Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA, June 24-26. Contact: email@example.com INET'96, Montreal, CANADA, June 25-28. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 703 648-9888 703 648-9887 (Fax) http://www.isoc.org/conferences/inet96 The Privacy Laws & Business, Cambridge, ENGLAND, July 1-3. Contact: 44 181 423 1300 44 181 423 4536 (fax) Global Telemedicine and Federal Technologies Symposium and Exhibition, Williamsburg, VA, July 8-10. Contact: email@example.com 609 786-0999 609 829-2306 (fax) Futurevision: Ideas, Insights, and Strategies, Washington, DC, July 14-18. Contact: 800 989-8274 301 951-0394 (fax) 5th International Conference on Computers Helping People with special needs, Linz, AUSTRIA, July 17-19, 1996. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 43 732 24699232 43 732 24689322 (fax) http://ifs.uni-linz.ac.at/icchp We the People: Building Community Through Media, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA, July 17-20. Contact: email@example.com 202 393-2650 Internet 2001, August 1996 issue of COMPUTER. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 408 656-2149 408 656-3679 (fax) Conference on Computing and Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon Univ, Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 8-10. Deadline for submissions: Feb. 19th. Contact: email@example.com 412 268-7643 http:/www.lcl.cmu.edu/CAAE/CAPpage.html China-U.S. Meeting on Global Information Access: Challenges and Opportunities, Beijing, CHINA, Aug 21-23. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org http://ww.ala/org CybErg 1996, Curtin University of Technology, AUSTRALIA, Sept 1-30 Deadline for abstracts: March 1, 1996. Contact: email@example.com Educational Technology & Telecommunications Markets, Chicago, IL, Sept. 9-11. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 713 999-7932 713 448-1910 (fax) Advanced Surveillance Technologies II. Ottawa, ON, CANADA, Sept. 17. Contact: email@example.com Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Ottawa, ON, CANADA, Sept. 18-20. Contact: EDUCOM'96, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 8-11. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 202 872-4200 WebNet 96, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 16-19. Contact: http://aace.virginia.edu/aace/conf/calendar.html Global Complexity: Information, Chaos and Control, ASIS Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Oct. 21-26. Participatory Design Conference '96, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 13-15, 1996. Panel, Workshop, Paper Submissions Deadline: May 3, 1996 Contact: email@example.com http://www.cpsr.org/cpsr/conferences/pdc96/pdc96.html ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 23:23:42 -0800 From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Technologies of Freedom: Blueprints for Action Dear 'Net Friends (with apologies for cross-posting!), The Alliance for Public Technology hopes you can join us at our sixth annual conference. Below is information about the program, registration, hotel (reserve by February 5 for the conference discount!), and a "Virtual Conference" option for those who cannot travel to DC but would like to participate by e-mail. Please respond to email@example.com - hope to see you there! Take care, Ruth Ruth Holder Alliance for Public Technology (APT) | Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org 901 15th St. NW #230 | 202/408-1403 (voice/TTY) Washington, DC 20005 | 202/408-1134 (fax) For more online information about the Alliance for Public Technology: http://apt.org/apt/ gopher://apt.org/.apt ftp://apt.org/pub/.apt Technologies of Freedom: Blueprints for Action The Sixth Annual Conference of the Alliance for Public Technology, a non-profit organization working to achieve equitable and affordable access to the benefits of advanced telecommunications technology. February 29-March 2, 1996 Washington Court Hotel 525 New Jersey Ave., NW (Near Union Station - Red line on Metro) Washington, DC 20001 Join policy makers, public interest advocates, representatives of government and industry, and others concerned about communities realizing the benefits of the Information Age. Read on for information about the program, registration, hotel accommodations, and the "Virtual Conference" option for those who can't travel to Washington but want to participate by e-mail. Preliminary Conference Program Thursday, February 29, 1996 8:30 am - 12:30 pm -- Optional Pre-conference Sessions Choose one of these two optional sessions for an additional $50 (APT members) or $75 (non-APT members or after 2/5/96): 1) Telecommunications Technology and Policy in a New Era The telecommunications environment is undergoing radical changes in the areas of legislation, regulation and technology. This updated version of APT's successful tutorial session on policy and technology will maximize your understanding of telecommunications issues whether you are new to the field or keeping up with rapidly changing technology and policy. Topics include an overview of the public switched network, information technologies, and key policy issues that impact consumer accessibility. 2) Networking for Nonprofits: Using the Internet to Your Advantage What is the Internet? Why should I use it? How do I get on it? What's on it for me? What lies ahead? Learn how nonprofits use the "Net" for accessing useful information, organization management, advocacy, public relations, and achieving their missions. Community economic development will be one special focus to illustrate using the Internet as a resource and strategic tool. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm -- Lunch and Official Conference Opening Keynote Address by the Honorable Lisa Rosenblum, Commissioner, New York Public Service Commission 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm -- Implications of National Legislative Actions and Universal Service Provisions: What Do They Mean? An outstanding panel of public interest advocates will give an overview of legislative developments on the national level and the meaning of universal service provisions. Discussion will center around issues such as accessibility, availability, and preemption. 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm -- Reception, Exhibits and the First Annual Susan Hadden Awards Ceremony Friday, March 1, 1996 8:30 am - 10:30 am -- The State of the States: An Overview and Analysis of Policies and Strategies This session will highlight legislative and regulatory approaches to addressing universal service and what they mean. Trends and unique strategies in the transition to a competitive environment will be the focus of remarks by nationally recognized experts. 10:45 am - 12:15 pm -- Electronic Trail Blazing Communities: Services Which Make a Difference Outreach, health care, education, and a wealth of other applications will be featured in this session. Each of the panelists represents a community approach to the use of advanced communications for solving problems and building healthy communities. 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm -- Lunch and Keynote Address by the Honorable Larry Irving, Assistant Commerce Secretary/NTIA 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm -- Safeguarding the Public Interest: Pricing, Privacy, Access, and Jobs Public Interest Alert--as our as our communications system changes, there are pitfalls ahead. How should consumers' privacy be protected? Will all of us be able to access--and afford--the new enabling technologies? What does it mean for our nation's work force? This panel will address these issues, some of the most challenging of our times. Saturday, March 2, 1996 9:00 am - 10:30 am -- Technologies of the 21st Century: Equalizing Communities Through Technology Emerging technologies may be the most equalizing of all communications tools since the printing press. Learn how some communities have utilized these technologies to give themselves an edge. Economic development, education, and health care are some of the areas which have benefitted from creative uses of the tools of the 21st Century. 10:45 am - 12:00 pm -- Policy Roundtable: Looking Ahead to the 21st Century The final panel will feature a look ahead by "policy gurus" to where changes in technology and policy are taking us. In what has become an Alliance for Public Technology tradition, renowned experts in the legislative, academic, and administrative arenas discuss how politics, policy, and technology are influencing the communications of today -- and tomorrow. Featured Speakers Also Include: Morton Bahr, President, Communication Workers of America Andrew Blau, The Benton Foundation Jennings Bryant, Institute for Communication Research, Univ. of Alabama Ron Choura, NARUC Communication Committee Staff Richard Civille, Center for Civic Networking William Drake, University of California, San Diego Henry Geller, Markle Foundation Larry Goldberg, WGBH/National Center for Accessible Media David Goldsmith, HandsNet Allan Hammond, New York Law School Mary Gardiner Jones, Consumer Interest Research Institute Deborah Kaplan, World Institute on Disability/NII Advisory Council Mark Lloyd, Dow Lohnes & Albertson Jamie Love, Consumer Project on Technology Patrice McDermott, OMB Watch Peter Miller, Community Technology Centers Network Barbara O'Connor, Institute for the Study of Politics and Media, California State University, Sacramento Rob Restuccia, Health Care for All Marc Rotenberg, Electronic Privacy Information Center Jenifer Simpson, United Cerebral Palsy Association Steve Snow, Charlotte's Web Amy Somers, ACE Net Accessibility All conference facilities are wheelchair accessible and sign language interpreters will be available at all sessions. For other accessibility accommodations, please contact Ruth Holder at the Alliance for Public Technology, 202/408-1403 (voice/TTY), 202/408-1134 (fax), or email@example.com (e-mail). Virtual Conference Can't come to Washington, but want to participate in the conference by e- mail? APT is offering a "virtual conference" option for those who must stay by their computers. The registration fee of $200 ($225 after February 5) entitles the user to transcripts of all conference sessions and the opportunity to ask questions by e-mail and discuss issues with other virtual participants. To register or for more information, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with the reference "APT Virtual Conference." Hotel Information Reserve your room BY FEBRUARY 5, 1996 at the Washington Court Hotel to receive the special conference rate of $132 (single/double). To reserve a room, call 1-800-321-3010 or 202-628-2100, and mention the Alliance for Public Technology. Registration To register, send the information requested below, along with your registration fee, to: Alliance for Public Technology P.O. Box 28578 Washington, DC 20038-8578 Phone: 202/408-1403 Fax: 202/408-1134 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Name: Nickname for Name Badge: Title: Organization/Affiliation: Address: City: State: Zip Code: Phone (voice): Phone (TTY): Fax: E-mail: Conference Registration Fees: ____ I am an APT member, government official or representative of a public interest group. Enclosed is my non-refundable fee of $200 ($225 after February 5). ____ I am a representative of a business or trade association. Enclosed is my non-refundable fee of $400 ($425 after February 5). Optional Pre-Conference Registration Fees: (Note--the Virtual Conference option is not available for the optional pre- conference sessions.) ____ I plan to attend the pre-conference "Telecommunications Technology and Policy in a New Era." Enclosed is my additional fee of $50 (APT members) or $75 (Non-APT Members or after 2/5/96). ____ I plan to attend the pre-conference "Networking for Nonprofits." Enclosed is my additional fee of $50 (APT members) or $75 (Non-APT Members or after 2/5/96). ------------------------------ End of PRIVACY Forum Digest 05.03 ************************
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