FC: TSA quietly deletes password-protected MS Word docs from site

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Thu Jan 02 2003 - 16:13:10 PST

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    Here are the four documents I downloaded last month that have been, ah, 
    disappeared from the tsa.gov site:
    Where they used to live:
    My column:
    Someone may want to call up the Transportation Security Administration and 
    ask why they're gone. They don't appear to be eager to talk to reporters, 
    though, except to reassure Reuters 
    (http://www.politechbot.com/p-04278.html) that: "We think it's safe. From 
    our standpoint it's very workable and secure."
    Hmm. Then why were the files deleted?
        Federal agency pulls Web documents
        By Lisa M. Bowman
        January 2, 2003, 3:34 PM PT
        The Transportation Security Administration has quietly removed four
        password-protected documents about airport security from its Web site
        after reporters raised questions about locking up government data.
        In a column last week, CNET News.com's Declan McCullagh speculated on
        whether he would be violating the contentious Digital Millennium
        Copyright Act (DMCA) if he viewed downloaded documents from the TSA's
        Web site after obtaining the password in an unauthorized manner. At
        the time, anyone could download the encrypted documents, but a
        password was required to open and read them.
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