[IWAR] EURO EC STOA Assessment of Techno-Control

From: Mark Hedges (hedgesat_private)
Date: Thu Feb 05 1998 - 12:36:51 PST

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    >Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 19:21:57 -0500
    >To: cypherpunksat_private
    >From: John Young <jyaat_private>
    >Subject: STOA Assessment of Techno-Control
    >We've transcribed the Euro-Parliament STOA report,
    >"An Appraisal of the Technologies of Political Control,"
    >6 January 1998, a portion of which was offered earlier
    >by Axel Horns and Ulf Möller.
    >   http://jya.com/stoa-atpc.htm  (295K text + 210K images)
    >Zipped version:
    >   http://jya.com/stoa-atpc.zip  (314K)
    >It's a grim assessment, revealing more than most of us want to
    >face about the dark side of high technology, especially what
    >the most technologically advanced nations are deploying, and
    >building to sell to the worst of humanity, and how export laws
    >are flaunted to cut criminal deals in defiance of high-minded law
    >and public policy.
    >It demonstrates that he national security heritage continues,
    >sharing military technology with governmental outlaws around
    >the globe.
    >And the US is leading the market.
    >It would be cathartic for this report was widely read, pondered,
    >then acted upon, in the US and globally. Kudos to the European
    >Parliament for sponsoring it. And congratulations to the authors
    >and the beleaguered organizations who've been trying for years
    >to diminish this over civilized madness, to jolt us out of
    >There's much in the report that's been discussed here, and much
    >more that has not but deserves to be.
    >The full report is 112 pages, 50 pages of main body, 13
    >pages of notes and 25 pages of bibliography. We've
    >not yet transcribed the detailed bibliography.
    >As noted earlier, the contents are:
    >Executive Summary
    >Tables and Charts
    >1  Introduction
    >2  Role and Function of Political Control Technologies
    >3  Recent Trends and Innovations
    >4  Developments in Surveillance Technology
    >5  Innovations in Crowd Control Weapons
    >6  New Prison Control Systems
    >7  Interrogation, Torture Techniques and Technologies
    >8  Regulation of Horizontal Proliferation
    >9  Conclusions
    >10 Notes and References
    >11 Bibliography [Not yet transcribed]
    >Appendix 1. Military, Security & Police Fairs. [Not provided with report]

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