Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 13 September 2001
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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 site. 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 there. Brian Tozer commented in nz.soc.religion yesterday that we were seeing our chickens come home to roost from the crusades. He has a pointNow Have Your Say
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