FBI's Petraeus/Broadwell email dragnet reveals agency's sweeping surveillance power

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  1. traalfaz says:

    Email is not a secure medium. People who are knowledgeable about this sort of things have said this since day one, they’re just ignored because people either don’t care or don’t want to be bothered.

    Do not think that this is yet another “privacy is dead” signpost. I think that privacy is still very achievable, it just does not come easily.

    • EH says:

      I was thinking over the weekend that the course of technological advancement has noticeably shied away from the concept of personal servers. If there was a turnkey self-hosted email server people could purchase and use to host their own email, complete with DNS services provided by either themselves or an ecosystem of supporting companies, it could bring each person’s email (at least) back into the realm of the 4th Amendment, warrants and subpoenas.

  2. acerplatanoides says:

    I think this was always the story. Judge Napoletano on The Daily Show last week is a pretty good interview, but I do get a bit nervous when the FOX guy is talking as much or more sense than Stewart.

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/thu-november-15-2012-andrew-napolitano

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