Sep 152010
 
 September 15, 2010  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Online

David Lohr reports:

It has been nearly 15 years since the arrest of Ted Kaczynski, aka the “Unabomber,” and yet his ability to terrorize the public persists.

Now, survivors of his mail-bomb attacks and victims’ families are haunted by the fear that the Harvard-educated mathematician might upload 40,000 pages of his writings and other documents to the Internet.

“My primary concern is privacy for everybody,” Gary Wright, a victim of one of Kaczynski’s terrorist attacks, told AOL News. “Nobody’s personal information [should go] out there.”

Read more on AOL News.

The controversy, which I was not aware of until, stems from a court order that required the government to give Kaczynski unredacted copies of his writings before redacted copies are put up for auction to raise funds to provide restitution to his victims. Some victims are concerned that by given him electronic copies of the unredacted files, he may just upload them all to the Internet, revealing their personal information. They want the government to give him hard copies, not electronic ones, to make it more unlikely that he will be able to upload the files.

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