[TUHS] Command line options and complexity

Kurt H Maier khm at sciops.net
Tue Mar 10 07:22:57 AEST 2020

On Mon, Mar 09, 2020 at 05:06:20PM -0400, John P. Linderman wrote:
> but the page is gone. It probably didn't help that Wired titled the article
> *AT&T Invents Programming Language for Mass Surveillance*
> That's horse-pucky, akin to "Pitchfork makers invent device for spearing
> babies". I'm trying to track down a copy that was released publicly. I'm
> not hopeful.

There is a copy here:  https://github.com/mqudsi/hancock

Not sure what other conclusion Wired was supposed to come to, given that
the provided "Hello World" programs in the paper were all mass
surveillance examples (tracking international calls to given numbers,
tracking data streams to given IP addresses, and tracking specific
connections to a given ISP).

The license in the linked repository is different than the old
password-gated NSL that was applied on the research.att.com pages.  I
wonder how many licenses this code was released with, over the years.


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