FC: Sweden's public radio reportedly bans SETI from office computers

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Thu Nov 08 2001 - 12:22:14 PST

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    Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 21:10:05 +0100
    To: declanat_private
    From: Ulf Hedlund <guruat_private>
    Subject: Swedish national radio bans SETI software
    Conspiracy theory has reached the state owned public service radio in 
    Sweden, "Sveriges Radio" (www.sr.se). They have banned all use of the SETI 
    software and says that three of the technicians from the IT department are 
    going to be relocated. According to the head of human resources, Per 
    Thorsell, this is due to the fact that they don't know if the software is 
    actually performing search for extraterrestrial life. "The software could 
    be used by some service for other purposes, i.e. calculation of missile 
    ballistics", he says.
    At the moment, there's only an article in Swedish available.
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