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8 matching items found between Jan 1996 and Dec 1996. Furthermore, there are 48 matching items for all time not shown.
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Sep 6, 1996
Behind an Internet message service's close // Pressure from the Church of Scientology is blamed for the shutdown — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter H. Lewis
Source: New York Times
Pressure from the Church of Scientology International was at least partly responsible for the recent shutdown of a well-known Internet messaging service based in Helsinki, according to the Finnish operator of the service. The service, known by its Internet address, anon.penet.fi, was used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to send and receive electronic messages without divulging their true identities. It was the best known of a small, global network of special computers known as remailers, whose legitimate users include ...
Sep 1, 1996
Spam in a Can — internet.au
Jul 4, 1996
Freedom Flames Out on the 'Net — NOW Magazine
More: nowtoronto.com, groups.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Colman Jones
Source: NOW Magazine
Ron Newman, a corporate Web page designer in Cambridge, Massachussetts, turns on his computer one day last month and signs on to the Net to check in on his favourite newsgroup, alt.religion.scientology, a.r.s. for short. But as his computer modem erupts into the now all-too-familiar squeal that marks the arrival online, Newman begins to sense that something's not quite right. Ordinarily, it takes only a few seconds to retrieve the day's new postings on this electronic bulletin board. Today there are ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 15, 1996
Getting Clear at BU? — Salon
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Kennedy
Source: Salon
Earle Cooley, the chairman of Boston University's board of trustees, wants you to know that he believes in freedom of expression. Never mind that the gruff, avuncular 64-year-old, one of Boston's top trial attorneys, has played a leading role in the Church of Scientology's efforts to use copyright law to keep secret church documents off the Internet. Although the church has won some significant courtroom victories, critics, legal observers, and even judges criticize the zeal with which it has pursued its ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 19, 1996
BU's Scientology Connection -- Scientology's Tangled Web — Boston Phoenix
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Kennedy
Source: Boston Phoenix
The Church of Scientology has waged a war in cyberspace to keep its secret documents from being seen, and it is on the Internet that some of its best insights can be found. * alt.religion.scientology is the most active cyberstation. Church critics and supporters post several hundred messages a day, and anonymous critics such as the notorious "Scamizdat" upload copyrighted Scientology documents they have obtained. Church critics charge that Scientologists have illegally forged "cancel" messages to erase these postings. Church lawyer ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 19, 1996
Earle Cooley is chairman of BU's board of trustees. He's also made a career out of keeping L. Ron Hubbard's secrets. — Boston Phoenix
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Kennedy
Source: Boston Phoenix
It was last August 12, a Saturday morning, and Earle Cooley did not seem happy. Cooley was among several lawyers for the Church of Scientology who, accompanied by federal agents, had just raided the Arlington, Virginia, home of Arnaldo Lerma, a former church member who'd become a harsh critic. The lawyers took quite a haul: Lerma's computer, disks, a scanner, and other materials they thought he may have used to post secret, copyrighted Scientology documents on the Internet. The success of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 1, 1996
New World War — Reason Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): David Post
Source: Reason Magazine
Cancelbunny and Lazarus battle it out on the fontier of cyberspace–and suggest the limits of social contracts. "Hereby it is manifest, that during the time men live without a common Power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called Warre; and such a warre, as is of every man, against every man....It may peradventure be thought there was never such a time nor condition of warre as this; and I believe it was never generally ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 1, 1996
Scientology's Internet Wars — Watchman Expositor
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