Archives for September 2001
||ADDITIONAL RADIO SHOWS NOW ONLINE|
Archived recordings of Emmanuel Goldstein's previous radio series are now available online.
||1993 EDITIONS OF "BRAIN DAMAGE" NOW ONLINE|
An additional year of the radio show "Brain Damage" is now available for downloading or streaming here. These episodes (12 in all) are from 1993.
||WBAI OFF THE AIR|
Shortly after 5:00pm ET today, WBAI 99.5 FM in New York abruptly went off the air after losing power to the studios at 120 Wall Street. The radio station was still broadcasting for much of the day following the extraordinary events in New York and Washington, DC. Those who are in the studio are reportedly unharmed although the smoke and dust in the area remains thick. WBAI's transmitter, located at the top of the Empire State Building, was unaffected by the events earlier in the day.
||THOUGHTS FROM NEAR THE ABYSS|
Our connectivity has come back for now. Considering what the city has been going through, it's a miracle it's been up at all. The power continues to come from a generator operating near Ground Zero. We don't know when things will be back to normal technically. Things won't be back to normal in other ways for a very very long time.
||LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR HACKERS COULD BE IMMINENT|
According to an article published at the SecurityFocus site, one of the provisions of the Justice Department's new Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) would categorize violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as "federal terrorism offenses." This means that offenders could be sentenced to life in prison without parole. In addition, the Act could be enforced retroactively, meaning that computer crimes from many years ago could be successfully prosecuted today. Those convicted of providing advice or assistance could also be prosecuted in the same manner.
||UPDATES ON DMITRY SKLYAROV CASE|
At a hearing on September 24, the following happened:
1) Joe Burton became the defense attorney for Elcomsoft
and dropped representation for Dmitry Sklyarov.
2) John Keker, a well-known attorney from the San Francisco
firm Keker and Van Nest, became the new defense attorney
for Dmitry Sklyarov.
3) The court agreed to a hearing date of November 26
at which time the schedule will be set for motions in
In the meantime, the discovery process of the trial