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Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 13 September 2001

Note: the comments below are the unabridged submissions of readers and do
not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher.


From: Dominic
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: My thoughts

I believe that the Internet played a part in the organising
of the attack and that strong (256 bit) encryption was used.

I'm stunned by how easy - repeat - *easy* it is to get
encryption of that strength. I bet everyone knows of the

I don't think my privacy is affected. I believe that
Echelon and Carnivore are more powerful than what the media
have portrayed. I act on belief that more is known about me
than what I am told. Yet, I find myself leading an ordinary
life. I also think that some measure of rational thinking
will find it's way back into the minds of law designers.

Right now, we are all in shock. It's understandable. As far
as yesterdays event goes, in my view the real problem is
the relationship between fundamentalism and freedom, with
the U.S. in a leadership role.

I am not worried. The world will restabilise again, but I
recognise that we'll be in a new relationship with privacy
and security. But, I don't think we're going to go from one
extreme to the other.

From: tom
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: fundamentalism vs freedom

The US has its fair share of fundamentalists. They would
have you believe this is about freedom, whereas in reality
freedom has little to do with it. If the US had the same
governmental structure that Iraq had, but pursued the same
foreign policy it does now then the conflict would still be

Brian Tozer commented in nz.soc.religion yesterday that we
were seeing our chickens come home to roost from the
crusades. He has a point

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