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The Internet and Privacy

Host Connie Willis (email) welcomes researcher and author John Ventre, the Pennsylvania State Director for the Mutual UFO Network. He will be joined by fellow UFO expert Owen Eichler to discuss their controversial analysis of one of the top 5 UFO incidents. First hour guest, Cindi Hagley, a residential real estate broker and founder of Past Life Homes, will speak about her dedication to helping people across the country sell their homes that have been stigmatized by murder, suicide, death, and even hauntings.

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The Internet and Privacy

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Date: Saturday - June 12, 2004
Host: Art Bell
Guests: Lauren Weinstein

Lauren Weinstein, the founder of People for Internet Responsibility (PFIR) joined Art Saturday night to discuss privacy issues and the future of the Internet. Weinstein said the Internet was not originally designed for the things it's used for now, and this has resulted in many problems. One of those problems, according to Weinstein, is the increased traffic caused by junk email -- spam. He said more than half of all email is spam, and "unless it's dealt with through major changes fairly soon there's just not going to be anything left."

Weinstein suggested that requiring payments to send email (an often touted solution in the anti-spam community) is not practical and would be ineffective in stopping spam. In order to implement such a system, Weinstein claims it would require a way to identify senders, accept micropayments, and control the end email applications. The cost of doing this would be highly prohibitive, thus Weinstein concludes that "pay per message schemes... are doomed to failure."

Later, Weinstein covered various topics including encryption, black boxes, and RFID tags -- technologies that are surrounded with privacy concerns. He believes that we are living in the "Golden Age" of privacy, and that one day the idea of privacy will be archaic, if understood at all. This is something that, Weinstein cautions, "we should be very concerned about."

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This footage was shot by Mark O. on May 14, 2004 in Sonora, CA. It shows a UFO flying within the vicinity of a southbound jet. The UFO makes a couple of quick maneuvers then abruptly vanishes near the top of the frame. Mark says there has been so much UFO activity within the past two months that he recently decided to purchase the Sony Camcorder which caught this striking footage.