Re: Satellites and Your Privacy

Dave Mullenix (
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 17:02:41 -0500

Philip Chien wrote:
> email sounds at least plausible - just search every bit transmitted in
> every possible form (wire, fiber optic, R-F).  fax and voice are a little
> harder to believe - for fax it would require incredible optical character
> recognition capabilities and voice would require incredible pattern
> recognition.  Certainly it's plausible to believe that the government would
> have capabilities far in excess of what's available to the public.

Call the NorthWest Airlines reservation phone at 800 447-4747.  Their
phone tag system says, "For information on a new reservation, press or
say, 'One'."  It works, too.  You say "One" and you're switched to the
proper level for the next round of phone tag.