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    Smiling Down On Youse SurferJoe46's Avatar
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    Angry Patraeus Fallout - You're Naked Out There!

    "Petraeus-gate," some U.S. pundits are calling it. How significant is it that even the head of the CIA can have his emails read by an albeit friendly domestic intelligence agency, which can lead to his resignation and global, and very public humiliation? Here's how.

    The U.S. government -- and likely your own government, for that matter -- is either watching your online activity every minute of the day through automated methods and non-human eavesdropping techniques, or has the ability to dip in as and when it deems necessary -- sometimes with a warrant, sometimes without.
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    ZDNet: Politics, tech, and sausage-making: big data, big mistakes, and General indiscretion

    CNET: Petraeus reportedly used draft e-mails to converse with mistress

    SmartPlanet: Why nothing is private: How the FBI can read your emails


    That tin-foil hat really isn't going to help. Take it off, you look silly.

    Gen. David Petraeus, the former head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, resigned over the weekend after he was found to have engaged in an extra-marital affair. What caught Petraeus out was, of all things, his usage of Google's online email service, Gmail.
    Even your auto-saved drafts are in the clouds (in your email servers) so they are accessible even if they haven't been sent yet or get deleted - they are STILL THERE!

    Recalled emails - if your email system allows them to be done so - are still saved too on the server - to forever haunt you if some authority decides to use them against you.

    This isn't just a GMail indiscretion either.

    In the future, write any text that you MIGHT want to send, into something like Wordpad or Notepad and if you decide in 24 hours to actually send them ----- then COPY/PASTE them into a letter form.

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    Default Re: Patraeus Fallout - You're Naked Out There!

    Or, instead of Notepad, use OneTimePad

    Whoops: http://www.fourmilab.ch/onetime/otpjs.html
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    Default Re: Patraeus Fallout - You're Naked Out There!

    The worst punishment would have been explaining to his wife he was dipping his wick. If he didnt get caught out electronically he would have got caught out by something else.
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    Default Re: Patraeus Fallout - You're Naked Out There!

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Porritt View Post
    Or, instead of Notepad, use OneTimePad

    Whoops: http://www.fourmilab.ch/onetime/otpjs.html
    That looks a lot like Linux line-entry stuff to me!


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    Default Re: Patraeus Fallout - You're Naked Out There!

    You want power? Linux command line plus Vegemite and the world is at your feet.

    Anywho, who takes any notice of the Justice Dept? It's just a branch of Apple.
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    Default Re: Patraeus Fallout - You're Naked Out There!

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    You want power? Linux command line plus Vegemite and the world is at your feet.
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    Default Re: Patraeus Fallout - You're Naked Out There!

    Who leaked that I was a cannibal?
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    Default Re: Patraeus Fallout - You're Naked Out There!

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    You want power? Linux command line plus Vegemite and the world is at your feet.
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