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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:55 am 
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The ahimsa* servers were shut down in October 2004 by the gubmint. The servers hosted a bunch of Indymedia sites and BLAG.

Some documents relating to the server seizure have been unsealed. You can get 'em in PDF format here:

http://www.eff.org/Censorship/Indymedia/

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 Post subject: PDF Files
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:00 am 
Users are dissuaded from using .pdf files...

Adobe's Acrobat Reader use of JavaScript is subject to exploit: open a .pdf file and it phones home. See here:
http://lwn.net/Articles/129729/
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3783
http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/05/04/02/19 ... =158tid=17
http://www.pdfzone.com/article2/0,1759,1776378,00.asp

The company marketing this technology, Remote Approach, is working on a feature in beta development to block document access unless the user is online. See here:
h**p://www.remoteapproach.com/remoteapproach/product-faq.asp

While we are at it...

Color Laser Printers secretly mark documents to be uniquely traceable. See here:
http://www.firingsquad.com/news/newsart ... rchid=8420
http://www.atsnn.com/story/99945.html
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/vie ... ?tid=98051
http://www.eff.org/Privacy/printers/
http://www.eff.org/Privacy/printers/wp.php


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