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Think Your E-Mail and Google Searches Are Private?

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Think again.

http://www.cnn.com/2...vacy/index.html

Here's a thought that might make even the most conscientious e-mail user nervous: "When the CIA director cannot hide his activities online, what hope is there for the rest of us?"

The American Civil Liberties Union posed this question in a recent blog post. The group, of course, was referring to the scandal involving David Petraeus, who resigned as head of the spy agency after the FBI uncovered e-mails indicating he was having an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

The story has gotten lots of media attention, in part for its soap-operatic qualities. Less discussed, however, at least outside the technology press, is what this e-mail-based investigation says about privacy and surveillance in the digital age.

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I was never under the illusion that they were private.

Although, I am confident they are so un-exciting that nobody would give a rats behind.

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I was never under the illusion that they were private.

Although, I am confident they are so un-exciting that nobody would give a rats behind.

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if they want to see pictures of my dog, all they have to do is go to the dog thread on this forum, or her facebook page.

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Many people understand that e-mails are not private and the government has access to any sent e-mail you've ever composed, read, or deleted. People may not realize that every time they search something on google their search gets saved and stored.

Also I thought it was interesting that you don't even have to send the e-mail for the information to be stored. The CIA director and his biographer had a joint account and would save messages as Drafts and then delete them without ever sending them yet the information was still stored.

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Pretty good rule to live by is:

If you don't ever want information out "there", don't put it on the internet in any way, shape or form.

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If they are wasting their time searching me they should all be fired.

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If they are wasting their time searching me they should all be fired.

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Many people understand that e-mails are not private and the government has access to any sent e-mail you've ever composed, read, or deleted. People may not realize that every time they search something on google their search gets saved and stored.

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Not surprising. Still seems like a waste of time for the most part though.

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Hey man if anybody cares enough to see a bunch of video game references then good for them

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Damn. I was thinking of sending an anthrax bomb to Revenue Canada through my hotmail account. So much for that.

(Anyone think this post triggered an automatic red flag?)

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Oh snap, i see black choppers circling overhead.

Good-byeeeeee!

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The internet is incredibly insecure. Anyone can see what you're doing assuming they know what they're doing.

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I hope someone is getting their jollies in reading through my failed pickups on POF.

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I was never under the illusion that they were private.

Although, I am confident they are so un-exciting that nobody would give a rats behind.

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I beleive a company does has a right to view its employees internet workings and emails, and being the CIA, I would assume they kept a very close eye on all their employees. I bet Wetcoaster knows about this stuff.

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This is hardly breaking news. Remember when gmail came out along with Google emailing you with its ads?

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