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Privacy Digest 10.10 Oct.22/01




PRIVACY Forum Digest     Monday, 22 October 2001     Volume 10 : Issue 10

                (<A HREF="http://www.vortex.com/privacy/priv.10.10">http://www.vortex.com/privacy/priv.10.10</A>)

            Moderated by Lauren Weinstein (<A HREF="mailto:lauren@vortex.com">lauren@vortex.com</A>)         
              Vortex Technology, Woodland Hills, CA, U.S.A.
                         <A HREF="http://www.vortex.com">http://www.vortex.com</A> 
        
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CONTENTS 
        Cutting through hype, spin, and propaganda - "Fact Squad Radio"
           (PFIR - People For Internet Responsibility)


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The Internet PRIVACY Forum is a moderated digest for the discussion and
analysis of issues relating to the general topic of privacy (both personal
and collective) in the "information age" of the 1990's and beyond.  The
moderator will choose submissions for inclusion based on their relevance and
content.  Submissions will not be routinely acknowledged.

All submissions should be addressed to "<A HREF="mailto:privacy@vortex.com">privacy@vortex.com</A>" and must have
RELEVANT "Subject:" lines; submissions without appropriate and relevant
"Subject:" lines may be ignored.  Excessive "signatures" on submissions are
subject to editing.  Subscriptions are via an automatic list server system;
for subscription information, please send a message consisting of the word
"help" (quotes not included) in the BODY of a message to:
"<A HREF="mailto:privacy-request@vortex.com">privacy-request@vortex.com</A>".  Mailing list problems should be reported to
"<A HREF="mailto:list-maint@vortex.com">list-maint@vortex.com</A>". 

All messages included in this digest represent the views of their
individual authors and all messages submitted must be appropriate to be
distributed and archived without limitations. 

The PRIVACY Forum archive, including all issues of the digest and all
related materials, is available via anonymous FTP from site "ftp <A HREF="ftp://ftp.vortex.com/">ftp.vortex.com</A>",
in the "/privacy" directory.  Use the FTP login "ftp" or "anonymous", and
enter your e-mail address as the password.  The typical "README" and "INDEX"
files are available to guide you through the files available for FTP
access.  PRIVACY Forum materials may also be obtained automatically via
e-mail through the list server system.  Please follow the instructions above
for getting the list server  "help" information, which includes details
regarding the "index" and "get" list server commands, which are used to access
the PRIVACY Forum archive.  

All PRIVACY Forum materials are available through the Internet Gopher system
via a gopher server on site "<A HREF="http://gopher.vortex.com">gopher.vortex.com</A>/".  Access to PRIVACY Forum
materials is also available through the Internet World Wide Web (WWW) via
the Vortex Technology WWW server at the URL: "<A HREF="http://www.vortex.com">http://www.vortex.com</A>";
full keyword searching of all PRIVACY Forum files is available via
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VOLUME 10, ISSUE 10

     Quote for the day:

        "You are foolish, but without fools 
         there would be no wisdom."

                -- Priest (Egon Brecher)
                   "Werewolf of London" (Universal; 1935)


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Date:    Sun, 21 Oct 2001 10:24:13 PDT
From:    <A HREF="mailto:pfir@pfir.org">pfir@pfir.org</A> (PFIR - People For Internet Responsibility)
Subject: Cutting through hype, spin, and propaganda - "Fact Squad Radio"


                         Announcing "Fact Squad Radio"

                              October 21, 2001

                        <A HREF="http://www.factsquad.org/radio">http://www.factsquad.org/radio</A>


        PFIR - People For Internet Responsibility - <A HREF="http://www.pfir.org">http://www.pfir.org</A>

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Greetings.  The main purpose of People For Internet Responsibility's
recently-announced "Fact Squad" effort is to cut through hype, spin,
misinformation, and propaganda regarding technological issues and their
effects upon society.  

In furtherance of this goal, we're pleased to announce the launching of the
"Fact Squad Radio" service.  Fact Squad Radio is providing very 
short (one minute), tightly-focused audio features, each concentrating on 
a single relevant topic of importance.  These vignettes are aimed at 
explaining the issues briefly in a non-technical manner suitable for 
general audiences.  Topics to be covered will include both matters of 
long-standing importance and crucial issues of the moment.

We encourage linking and redistribution of these features, and they are
freely distributable without any further permission being needed for
non-broadcast, non-commercial usage.  Requests for other kinds of usage will
be considered on a case-by-case basis.  We'll be ramping up towards a five
per week, M-F schedule.  All segments are in the standard MP3 format.

The debut Fact Squad Radio feature concerns a topic of some significant
interest right now -- National ID Cards.  

[ The second feature relates to Web Tracking -- PRIVACY Forum Moderator ]

Fact Squad Radio is at:

   <A HREF="http://www.factsquad.org/radio">http://www.factsquad.org/radio</A>


Thanks very much!

--Lauren--
Lauren Weinstein
<A HREF="mailto:lauren@pfir.org">lauren@pfir.org</A> or <A HREF="mailto:lauren@vortex.com">lauren@vortex.com</A> or <A HREF="mailto:lauren@privacyforum.org">lauren@privacyforum.org</A>
Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800
Co-Founder, PFIR - People For Internet Responsibility - <A HREF="http://www.pfir.org">http://www.pfir.org</A>
Co-Founder, Fact Squad - <A HREF="http://www.factsquad.org">http://www.factsquad.org</A>
Moderator, PRIVACY Forum - <A HREF="http://www.vortex.com">http://www.vortex.com</A>
Member, ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy

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