Re: Singularity: can't happen here

From: Michael Wiik (
Date: Mon Sep 10 2001 - 12:54:15 MDT

>From the WSJ, as seen on cryptome:

Privacy on Trial
By Alex Kozinski, a judge on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in
California. His unmonitored e-mail address is
An open letter to federal judges:


Exaggeration? Not in the least. According to the proposed policy, all
judiciary employees -- including judges and their personal staff -- must
waive all privacy in communications made using "office equipment,"
broadly defined to include "personal computers . . . library resources,
telephones, facsimile machines, photocopiers, office supplies." There is
a vague promise that the policy may be narrowed in the future, but it is
the quoted language the Judicial Conference is being asked to approve on
Sept. 11.


I therefore suggest that all federal judges reading these words --
indeed all concerned citizens -- write or call their Judicial Conference
representatives and urge them to vote against the proposed policy.

My thoughts:

Here's an opportunity for easy direct political action! Write or call
*in favor* of the policy. Give 'em a test of the ULE they wanna impose
on the rest of us via SSSCA.


Michael Wiik
Messagenet Communications Research
Washington DC Area Internet and WWW Consultants

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