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Was Petraeus dumb? Well, how smart are you?
I usually think of myself as careful, but I learned something new in this article: "If an employee has been working from home and retrieves e-mail from work, or sends e-mails to work from home, they can open themselves up to having their personal computers searched in the event of a lawsuit." Thanks for the info!
Sad but true.
Do not say anything in an email you do not want the world to see. Even carefully worded emails can be misunderstood and if you are an "at will" employee good luck you could be gone. Especially if u are a high salary employee in a tight economy.
What is whimisical are the masses looking for the government to pass legislation with the assumption their privacy will be ensured.Hey folks, if you're out there in [international] cyberspace, someone can find you!
What I wonder about is people getting up in arms a bit about the law that allowed searches in personal email which is part of what caused the issues here, but people are not bothered by the Patriot Act and the NDAA...those in my mind are far worse. And the fact that people haven't realized by now that everything put on the internet is in perpetuity and can be seen by any decent hacker is kind of ridiculous too.
Petraeus and Broadwell did not use e-mail. They used a service like Dropbox so this article does not apply to what they did. They did however get tripped up by Broadwell's threatening e-mails to Kelley.
There is far too much surveillance.
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