[Politech] VeriSign promotes Internet privacy (don't laugh!) [priv]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Fri Oct 03 2003 - 06:56:13 PDT

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    Reply-To: <ray@private>
    From: "Ray Everett-Church" <ray@private>
    To: <dave@private>, "'Declan McCullagh'" <declan@private>
    Subject: VeriSign promotes internet privacy (don't laugh!)
    Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 20:04:35 -0700
    Message-ID: <02b101c387c8$bf5dcb70$0300a8c0@Ray>
    Words can't even begin to express my feelings... The site fails to address
    VeriSign and Network Solutions own privacy and spam problems. No mention of
    their contribution to the spam problem by a long history of being unable to
    control WHOIS datamining, their past history of allowing spammers to
    register domains with clearly bogus information, and their own datamining
    abuses. (For some actual helpful tips by real privacy advocates, please try
    visiting http://www.InternetPrivacyForDummies.com.)
    Co-author of Internet Privacy for Dummies
      Web Site Designed to Educate Domain Name Holders on Privacy Issues
        HERNDON, Va., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Solutions, a
    full-service provider of domain names, Web sites and e-mail services,
    today announced specific precautions customers can take to protect
    their personal information associated with their domain name
    registrations with the launch of a new consumer privacy advocate Web
    site, http://www.internetprivacyadvocate.org .  The site was created
    to educate domain name customers and the general public on Internet
    privacy issues related to domain name registrations and serves as a
    resource for understanding related industry issues.  Network Solutions
    is the first registrar to offer such a comprehensive forum devoted to
    providing education and tools to its customers and the general public
    to assist them in protecting their online privacy.
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