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Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 07:54:31 -0800 Subject: Ex-Spooks Control Domain Name Registration (Re: HACKER.TXT) Reading the attached message (re: the IP addresses mentioned in Streiber's book) I was reminded of this little news tidbit. It's been floating around USENET for a long while, but many of you may not have seen it yet. So, as long as we're discussing curious, "mysterious," or supposedly non-existent IP addresses which nevertheless answer pings... You should know who controls domain name registration these days. -Phil ----- The following was pulled off of Lexis-Nexis. -------- PR Newswire, September 27, 1995 HEADLINE: WEB REVIEW EX-SPOOKS TAKE OVER INTERNET DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION BODY: The following was released today by Web Review: The press recently reported that the National Science Foundation has turned over Internet Domain Name registration to Network Solutions, Inc. (NSI) of Herndon, VA. (An "Internet domain" is the basic address of a corporation or organization, such as gnn.com.) The press failed to note some interesting connections. SEBASTOPOL, Calif, Sept. 27 Web Review, a biweekly online magazine on the World Wide Web (see Special Report at http://gnn.com/wr/), revealed today that NSI was purchased in May by Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of San Diego. SAIC is a $2 billion company indicted by the Justice Department on ten felony counts for fraud in managing a Superfund toxic cleanup site (SAIC pleaded guilty). SAIC has also been sued by the Justice Department for civil fraud on an F-15 fighter contract. PR Newswire, September 27, 1995 SAIC's board members include Admiral Bobby Inman, former NSA head and deputy director of the CIA; Melvin Laird, Nixon's defense secretary; and retired General Max Thurman, commander of the Panama Invasion. Recently departed board members include Robert Gates, former CIA director; William Perry, current Secretary of Defense; and John Deutch, the current CIA director. Current SAIC government contracts include re-engineering information systems at the Pentagon, automation of the FBI's computerized fingerprint identification system, and building a national criminal history information system. "At the very time the Internet community is struggling with the issues of encryption and privacy, I'm more than a little uneasy to find this bunch of ex-spooks sitting at the very entry point of the Net," says Jim Warren, a leading activist in making government records accessible, in the article written by investigative journalist Stephen Pizzo. Pizzo is Web Review Senior Editor and co-author of the book "Inside Job," an expose on the savings & loan looting. Web Review is produced by Songline Studios, an affiliate of O'Reilly & Associates. CONTACT: Dale Dougherty, president of Songline Studios, 707-829-6500, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Richard Coman, Managing Editor of Web Review, 707-829-5600, email@example.com PR Newswire, September 27, 1995 LANGUAGE: ENGLISH LOAD-DATE: September 28, 1995 > --------------- MESSAGE area51.v096.n036.11 --------------- > > From: "A.J. Craddock" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: HACKER.TXT. Area 51 Computer addresses (nein!) > Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 15:37:14 -0800 > > I have been asked to elaborate on the supposed Area 51 computer IP > addresses listed in HACKER.TXT
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