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No XP for the Army, I Can See You Too.
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 02:46:24 -0600 (CST)

Forwarded from: "Jay D. Dyson" <jdyson () treachery net>

Courtesy of Cryptography List.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 09:29:33 -0400
From: "R. A. Hettinga" <rah () shipwright com>
To: Digital Bearer Settlement List <dbs () philodox com>, dcsb () ai mit edu,
    cryptography () wasabisystems com, farber () cis upenn edu,
    Phil Agre <pagre () alpha oac ucla edu>
Subject: No XP for the Army, I Can See You Too (was Re: IP: Softwar Enews)

At 10:11 PM -0700 on 10/25/01, softwarsup () ctsi net wrote:

Dept. of Defense officials have nixed a large buy
of the Microsoft XP operating
system and any PCs that have XP installed.  The
U.S. military has determined
that the online registration of the Microsoft
operating system simply gives up
too much information about the Defense Dept.
computers and software.

The move by U.S. law enforcement to ban anonymous
Internet Web browsing has had
unintended consequences.  Anonymous web browsing
was very popular with U.S.
intelligence agencies and government military
users who did not want others to
know exactly what information was being accessed.
Although the government may
now be able to more easily track U.S. citizens on
the Internet - the same is
true in reverse.  For example, on Oct. 24 at 5:30
pm the Bush White House
visited the www.softwar.net website and
downloaded information on the China-Gate

R. A. Hettinga <mailto: rah () ibuc com>
The Internet Bearer Underwriting Corporation <http://www.ibuc.com/>
44 Farquhar Street, Boston, MA 02131 USA
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[predicting the end of the world] has not been found agreeable to
experience." -- Edward Gibbon, 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'

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