To quote the eminently quotable Benjamin Franklin:
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
We who maintain this collaborative venture known as the Internet must
continue to educate our elected officials in matters such as the very
real threat Fred raises, a threat to the "essential libert[ies]" of
freedom of speech and from unreasonable search and seizure.
From: Fred Baker [mailto:fred(_at_)cisco(_dot_)com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: Advanced Technology Makes Potential Terrorists Harder to
So now the FBI is saying "if only it were lawful to deploy Carnivore
everywhere, and we could sift through everyone's communications without
warrant, we might have had a clue this was coming."
The scary part is that Congress just might go for it this time.
At 05:40 PM 9/12/2001, John Combs wrote:
ABC News, Sept. 12 - Advanced technologies and more sophisticated
of organization have made would-be international terrorists more
for the U.S. government to identify and stop, experts say.
The increased use of fiber-optic cable for telecommunications and the
proliferation of advanced cryptography to conceal information have made
harder for U.S. authorities to eavesdrop on terrorists to prevent
And for such reasons, they say, U.S. government agencies apparently
to detect and prevent Tuesday's terror attacks that killed thousands of
people and destroyed four airliners, the World Trade Center and part of