Will the Petraeus Scandal Be Good for Privacy?

Friday, November 16, 2012


Privacy is among the many issues raised by the Petraeus affair. We don’t know exactly what the FBI did, or what sort of legal barriers they had to surmount to get access. Reporter Peter Maass wrote that an unexpected consequence of Petreaus’s fall is that we all might learn a little more about how the FBI operates. Brooke spoke with Maass about an unlikely connection between the Petraeus scandal and former Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork. 

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William Valle

I was listinening to the CIA Security Director Mary Rose McCaffery on C-Span about cyber security and she said they scan Mr. Petraeus' email account everyday and with his knowledge. Here is the link if your interested. I think their is a reasonable expectation that your email will be monitored if your working in a national security institution.


Nov. 19 2012 04:41 PM

Any consideration of legislation must include partial or full revocation of the Patriot Act, the most egregious violation of personal liberties since the Alien & Sedition Acts.

Note to editors: you may wish to correct the misspelling of "Petraeus" in the blurb "...an unexpected consequence of Petreaus’s fall...."

Nov. 17 2012 07:23 AM

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