Friday, March 6, 2015

Joe Kennedy Was Right

“The futility of [Hillary]’s email prophylaxis could have been explained to her by any intern. Emails, once written, are almost impossible to erase or protect. On some email systems, you don’t even have to hit send for them to be detected! Remember how Gen. David Petraeus and his mistress-biographer thought they were keeping their correspondence confidential; by writing ‘drafts’—unsent emails in shared Gmail account that both could read? But the FBI wasn’t fooled by their trick and found the messages. Email systems are routinely hacked and correspondence is frequently leaked. If you must use email (and I must) never write anything you’ll be embarrassed by when a hacker leaks it or a subpoena makes it public. Just ask Sony’s Amy Pascal, former Rep. Mark Foley, former Gov. John Kitzhaber, a whole Wall Street wrecking crew, Sarah Palin, Selma Hayek, former IRS Commissioner Lois Lerner, Jonathan Gruber, and many more.”

Jack Shafer