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  • Arik Baratz
    Hello all I ve forwarded an email I wrote in response to an email in a subject we had here not long ago, regarding some supposedly objective web site and the
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      Hello all

      I've forwarded an email I wrote in response to an email in a subject
      we had here not long ago, regarding some supposedly objective web site
      and the open / free source community. I'm sure you know which one I am
      referring.

      Apparently the owner of the web-site decided to respond to me
      personally, after he has apparently found the post somehow (Hint:
      Google has already indexed the archive). Something in what he said
      ticked me off, and I did a few quick searches and got a lot more
      information about him.

      I have decided to encrypt[1] the content of the email before I send it
      to the list for two reasons:

      1. I don't want him to find this post by searching keywords (although
      once he knows about the Yahoo group, he can always come back. We'll
      see. At least there's a chance he won't).

      2. Since I've done a fair amount of correlation work, this can be an
      easy way to "out" him, if someone is looking hard enough. Because I do
      care about people's illusion of privacy, and to make sure that if
      someone wants to do the research they have to do it the hard way, I'll
      deny them the convenience of finding it here all done.

      I am sending it to the list because this is educational - this is
      really how people perceive privacy, and also this is how email you
      wrote 9 years ago can hunt you today. Also, to be absolutely frank,
      I'm bragging.

      Enjoy!

      [1] rot13, except for the phone number which I encrypted by inserting
      the digit 1 between every two digits. If you're super lazy, go to
      http://rot13.com

      Ba Zba, Zne 24, 2008 ng 6:52 CZ, frguzbhcer <frguzbhcer@...> jebgr:
      > Whfg orpnhfr V nfxrq Tert gb or gur nppbhag bs erpbeq sbe
      > gurbowrpgvirbofreire.pbz qbrf abg zrna ur jevgrf
      > gurbowrpgvirbofreire.pbz negvpyrf. Tert ena n ohfvarff jurer ur
      > ubfgrq qbmraf bs jrofvgrf, zvar jnf bar bs gurz naq V nfxrq uvz gb
      > pbagvahr nf gur ertvfgene sbe checbfrf bs nabalzvgl.

      Qrne Frgu Zbhcer,

      V qba'g xabj vs gung'f lbhe erny anzr.

      V unir arire pynvzrq gung Tert jevgrf gur negvpyrf. Urer vf jung V jebgr:

      > > Whfg SLV, gurbowrpgvirbofreire.pbz vf n crefbany jro fvgr,
      > ertvfgrerq gb:
      > >
      > > Tert Qrpxyre
      > > 155 Wnpxfba Oyiq
      > > Cynva Pvgl, Buvb 43046
      > > Havgrq Fgngrf
      > >
      > > Vg'f whfg bar crefba jevgvat nyy gung, naq ur'f sne sebz orvat
      > > bowrpgvir be ybtvpny. Yrg zr hfr gur tbbq byq nq ubzvarz nggnpx naq
      > > oevat whfg n srj dhbgrf sebz bgure negvpyrf:

      V qvq fnl gur fvgr vf ertvfgrerq gb Tert naq V qvq fnl gung bar thl vf
      jevgvat nyy gung, V arire fnvq Tert vf gung thl.

      > Vg vf vagrerfgvat gung lbh jevgr nobhg cevinpl ohg unir yvggyr
      > erfcrpg sbe nalbar'f ohg lbhefrys. Yrnir Tert nybar orpnhfr ur unf
      > abguvat gb qb jvgu zl bcvavbaf. Nf lbh pna frr, npuvrivat gehr
      > cevinpl, fhpu nf jung V unir, erdhverf n ybg bs rssbeg naq
      > sbergubhtug.

      Ubj fcrpvsvpnyyl qvq V abg erfcrpg nalbar'f cevinpl?

      V qvq abg pbagnpg Tert be bgurejvfr unenff uvz (be lbh) va nal jnl.
      Nyy V qvq jnf jevgr zl bcvavba bs lbhe jevgvatf ba lbhe choyvp jro
      fvgr gb n znvyvat yvfg. Vs lbh guvax V unir, cyrnfr fcrpvsl rknpgyl
      jung V qvq gung jebatrq Tert be lbh.

      Npuvrivat gehr cevinpl? Guvf vf jebat ba fb znal yriryf. Jung rknpgyl
      qb lbh zrna ol gung? Qb lbh oryvrir lbh unir fbzrubj npuvrirq nal
      yriry bs cevinpl? Znal guvatf lbh qb ba-yvar nssrpg lbhe cevinpl,
      orpnhfr vg vf ivfvoyr. Whfg gur snpg gung lbh frag zr guvf rznvy unf
      qbar fbzrguvat gb erqhpr lbhe cevinpl, orpnhfr vg fubjf gung lbh'ir
      frag vg sebz n pbzchgre va be arne Pbyhzohf, BU sbe rknzcyr, rira
      gubhtu lbh'ir frag vg qverpgyl sebz gur Lnubb Tebhcf sbez. Nyfb lbh'er
      na rneguyvax phfgbzre naq lbh hfr n pnoyr zbqrz. Znxrf frafr gung lbh
      yvir pybfr ol vs Tert vf lbhe npdhnvagnapr, fvapr ur yvirf irel pybfr.

      V xabj gung gung fvgr jnf hc fvapr nebhaq 2003, naq gurer hfrq gb or n
      cubar ahzore ba gur sebag cntr. Vs V pnyy (61114) 81913-4111710 - jub'yy
      nafjre? V jbaqre, orpnhfr gur rznvy nqqerff ba gur sebag cntr jnf
      tert@... naq vg hfrq gb fnl (p) 2003 Tert Qrpxyre.

      Abj V jbhyq fnl gung, va zl crefbany bcvavba, gurer'f ng yrnfg n irel
      uvtu yvxryvubbq gung lbh ner abg gryyvat gur gehgu, Tertbel W.
      Qrpxyre. Nyy gur vaqvpngvbaf V unir cbvag va gung qverpgvba. Naq
      urer'f jul - va lbhe cntr,
      uggc://jjj.gurbowrpgvirbofreire.pbz/negvpyrf/tnl04.fugzy - lbh ner
      fnlvat:

      <dhbgr>
      Gb cbvag, jura V jnf va pbyyrtr V jebgr n yrggre gb rqvgbe bs gur
      pnzchf arjfcncre gung jnf engure pehqryl ragvgyrq "Ubzb'f naq
      Ubhfvat". Gung yrggre rapncfhyngrq jung V sryg jnf n engure havdhr
      crefcrpgvir obea bs gehr nzovinyrapr naq bowrpgvivgl. Naq cyrnfr qb
      abg or chg bss ol gur engure pbnefr gvgyr, gur cvrpr jnf fcrpvsvpnyyl
      jevggra gb bssraq obgu fvqrf bs gur qrongr. Vg jnf bar bs zl rneyvre
      nggrzcgf ng jevgvat naq V jnf fgvyy haqre gur vzcerffvba gung fubpxvat
      gur ernqre jnf gur orfg jnl gb znxr n cvrpr ragregnvavat naq rafher
      gung vg jnf ernq.

      Gur vzcrghf sbe gur yrggre vaibyirq gur cebcbfrq perngvba bs n TYON
      puncgre ba zl pnzchf, Buvb Abegurea Havirefvgl (BAH). BAH vf n
      Zrgubqvfg havirefvgl naq unq n ynetr pbagvatrag bs urnivyl eryvtvbhf
      vaqvivqhnyf. Nf fhpu, gur vffhr bs univat n TYON puncgre ba pnzchf
      orpnzr n ubgyl qrongrq gbcvp. Vg frrzrq gung gurer jrer guerr pnzcf,
      gubfr fgebatyl ntnvafg, gubfr fgebatyl sbe naq gubfr gung jrer
      pbzcyrgryl ncngurgvp. V qvqa'g snyy vagb nal bs gubfr pnzcf. V jnf
      engure nzovinyrag nobhg gur jubyr guvat, ohg V jnf abg ncngurgvp, V
      unq na bcvavba naq n cbfvgvba. Zl cbfvgvba jnf gung V pbhyq ernyyl
      pner yrff vs n TYON puncgre jnf perngrq be abg, ohg V qvq unir na
      bcvavba ba gur pbafrdhraprf bs gur perngvba bs n TYON puncgre naq gung
      cbfvgvba pbzcevfrq zl yrggre gb gur rqvgbe.

      Zl cbfvgvba va gur yrggre jnf gung vs gur havirefvgl erpbtavmrq gur
      TYON, gura guvf jbhyq or gur svefg bssvpvny erpbtavgvba bs
      ubzbfrkhnyvgl ba pnzchf. Nf fhpu, guvf unq fbzr pbafrdhraprf gb gur
      erthyngvbaf ertneqvat ubhfvat jvguva gur havirefvgl. Gur havirefvgl
      unq erthyngvbaf sbeovqqvat vaqvivqhnyf bs gur bccbfvgr frk sebz yvivat
      va gur fnzr qbez ebbz. Abj ertneqyrff bs gur ernfba be ernfbaf sbe gur
      erthyngvba, bssvpvnyyl erpbtavmvat ubzbfrkhnyvgl perngrq n ovt
      ceboyrz. Vs gur havirefvgl erpbtavmrq gur TYON, gura zl cbfvgvba jnf
      gung gurl zhfg nyfb vzzrqvngryl raq guvf ubhfvat ehyr. Gur cbvag jnf
      gung ubzbfrkhny pbhcyrf jbhyq unir zber evtugf guna urgrebfrkhny
      pbhcyrf orpnhfr ubzbfrkhny pbhcyrf pbhyq yvir gbtrgure va gur fnzr
      qbez ebbz juvyr urgrebfrkhny pbhcyrf jrer qravrq gung evtug.
      </dhbgr>

      Ubjrire, va na rznvy gb n znvyvat yvfg va 1999, nepuvirq ng
      uggc://jjj.aqgprqn.pbz/cvcreznvy/rqrongr/1999-Nhthfg/017742.ugzy (Url,
      V pna Tbbtyr znvyvat yvfg nepuvirf gbb, jurrcrr!) V frr n zrffntr,
      nccneragyl sebz Qrpxyre, Tert <tqrpxyre@...> fnlvat:

      <dhbgr>
      V fubhyq abgr urer gung V znqr guvf fnzr nethzrag (fbeg bs) nobhg
      ubhfvat jura gur TYON pnzr gb zl nyzn zngre, Buvb Abegurea Havirefvgl,
      ~6 lrnef ntb juvyr V jnf n fghqrag gurer naq nccyvrq gb or erpbtavmrq
      nf na bssvpvny tebhc. Jbj, jung n qrongr. Zl nethzrag jnf fvzvyne gb
      abj va gung hcba erpbtavmvat gur TYON, gur havirefvgl zhfg nyfb
      ryvzvangr vgf ubhfvat erfgevpgvbaf. Gur fbzrjung haersvarq gubhtug ng
      gung gvzr jnf gung hcba erpbtavmvat ubzbfrkhnyvgl ba pnzchf, gur
      havirefvgl zhfg nobyvfu vgf ubhfvat erfgevpgvbaf naq ivfvgngvba
      cbyvpvrf, ernyvmvat gung gurl jrer vtabenag naq bhg-qngrq. Yrg'f whfg
      fnl V cebcbfrq guvf nethzrag sbe fbzrjung frysvfu ernfbaf, fgvyy
      cvffrq bss bire whfg trggvat pnhtug va ivbyngvat fnvq cbyvpvrf. Jryy
      va nal pnfr, gur TYON jnf arire erpbtavmrq fb V unq gb pbagvahr gb
      farnx Fnenu vagb zl ebbz. Ubjrire, gur jubyr nethzrag V unq
      znqr xvaq bs fghpx jvgu zr orpnhfr, yrg'f whfg fnl vg pnhfrq n ovg bs
      pbzzbgvba ba pnzchf pybfryl nssvyvngrq jvgu gur Zrgubqvfg puhepu. Nf
      abj, vg jnf nggnpxrq ol ubzbfrkhny fhccbegref nf nagv-ubzbfrkhny. Vg
      jnf abg gura naq vf abg abj. Nf abj, onpx gura V tnir n fuvg nobhg
      ubzbfrkhnyvgl. Onpx gura, V jnf zhpu zber vagrerfgrq va znxvat zl bja
      urgrebfrkhny yvsr yrff pbzcyvpngrq.
      </dhbgr>

      Jubn! Jung n pbvapvqrapr. Obgu lbh naq Tert unir gur fnzr bcvavba,
      unir orra gb gur fnzr havirefvgl ng gur fnzr gvzr, ner obgu
      bcvavbangrq nobhg ubzbfrkhnyf, Tert vf lbhe qbznva ertvfgenag, ur unq
      n pbclevtug abgvpr ba lbhe fvgr, ur unq uvf rznvy va uvf pbzcnal ba
      lbhe fvgr, yngre gb or ercynprq jvgu gur pheerag nqqerff... Fb gur jnl
      V frr vg, rvgure lbh NER Tertbel W Qrpxyre, va juvpu pnfr V xabj jurer
      lbh yvir, V unir frra lbhe cvpgher naq V xabj lbhe bcvavbaf ba n ybg
      bs fhowrpgf; be lbh ner abg Tert, va juvpu pnfr lbh naq Tert xabj rnpu
      bgure irel jryy, naq vs V jnag gb xabj zber nobhg lbh, nyy V arrq gb
      qb vf gnyx gb Tert. Xabjvat gung fbzrbar vf pybfr gb lbh vf nyfb n ybg
      bs vasbezngvba nobhg lbh.

      Nyy bs gung vasbezngvba vf CHOYVP naq vf yrtnyyl npprffvoyr ba gur
      Vagrearg, sbe serr. Nalbar pna npprff vg. Nyy V qvq jnf pbeeryngr vg.

      > Frevbhfyl, jung vf lbhe znyshapgvba?

      Bbu, V xabj gung bar. fcraqvat gbb zhpu gvzr nafjrevat rznvyf V ernyyl
      fubhyqa'g nafjre.

      Gnxr pner,

      -- Nevx
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