Privacy and Librarians

Thomas J. Hennen Jr. writes \"The Washington Post talks about the 10th Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy saying, \"Neal Stephenson, a revered figure among the techie set for such works as \"Snow Crash\" and \"Cryptonomicon\" – books infused not just with science and technology, but also with wit and insightful social commentary.\" The whole story is at:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24833-2000Apr6.html

Today\'s technology cover story on Salon.com titled \"The Twilight of the Cryptogeeks\" mentions that \"Librarians everywhere\" were given an EFF Pioneer award.

The message: Privacy? Big Brother? Get over it.

It was a heretical point to make at the conference – known as CFP – which has long been the kind of place where online counterculture, cyber-cops and corporate suits all come together to discuss such issues as encryption, the First Amendment and hacking. Earlier in the day, attendees had heard a presentation by Commissioner Mozelle W. Thompson of the privacy-minded Federal Trade Commission; she spoke after a session entitled \"Privacy Commissioners: Powermongers, Pragmatists or Patsies?\"
The whole story is at:
http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2000/04/13/libertarians/index.html

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