Originally posted by Maxmars
"OMG; They're reading my emai!: How the media inflames privacy panic"
link for the full news article)
"An alarming story about a Senate plan to let federal agencies read your email turns out to have been a false alarm. Unfortunately, fears
over online privacy mean such stories travel quickly — and that we’re likely to see the media crying wolf in the future."
I have read all the links and they do Not agree with each other. they all have spin. One says he reversed his decision and another says he never
intended that amended bill to go forth. So much spin what do you believe?
One thing is certain. Now that servers are keeping our emails over 180 days and the agencies can acquire them without a warrant. To me, that's still
invasion of privacy.
What should be done is a law passed saying servers have to delete all our e-mail copies as soon as they are delivered to our home computers. Online
email servers must delete this email within 180 days if we fail to retrieve the mail. Surely 180 days is enough time to see we are not serious about
getting this mail.
Leahy’s initial package, if approved as proposed, would nullify the provision of ECPA that allows the government to acquire a suspect’s
e-mail or other stored content from an internet service provider without showing probable cause that a crime was committed, as long as the content has
been stored on a third-party server for 180 days or more. Currently, to acquire such data, the government only needs to show, often via an
administrative subpoena, that it has “reasonable grounds to believe” the information would be useful in an investigation.
When enacted two decades ago, ECPA provided much more privacy than it does today. The act was adopted at a time when e-mail wasn’t stored on servers
for a long time, but instead was held there briefly on its way to a recipient’s inbox. E-mail more than 6 months old was assumed abandoned.
As technology advanced, more and more people began storing e-mail on cloud servers indefinitely. And Congress has so far been unwilling to change
course, despite the Fourth Amendment implications as data storage in the cloud has grown.
I suggest no one uses online email web sites but use client side software such as Thunderbird. I use such a services called Inbox.com but they send
the mail along to my home computer and Thunderbird and I have instructed the service to delete the mail as soon as it send it to me.
This Link tell you the three things you need to make secure and encrypt so people cant view your emails:
It lists 3 areas you need to protect: which is;
the connection from your email provider; your actual email messages; and your stored, cached,
or archived email messages.
I don't care how old it is, or IF I am a Terrorist OR Not. If I post publicly like on ATS, they are free to read away. if I post something to someone
else privately through any email or Facebook service, the Government has No Right to read my messages.
I propose direct from e-mail client to e-mail client encryption with no servers in between keeping my data. If you let Big Government take an inch,
they will take a mile and all your freedoms will go Poof.
BTW, I am pretty sure the original thread was Here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
and you just put a spin on the
issue to be able to make a new post about the same topic.
Interesting thing is in 6 days there were no replies to that topic until I made one today - shows how little people care about these issues when
everyone was screaming about SOPA - it makes no sense unless people were inflamed due to media hype.
edit on 26-11-2012 by JohnPhoenix because: