Bruce Schneier on e-mail and Internet security

If you’ve been following the Petraeus scandal, you’ll know that the FBI was able to access e-mails between himself and his biographer/mistress without needing a court warrant to do so.  This has upset many people, but it’s apparently quite legal.

Now Bruce Schneier (whom we’ve met before in these pages) has put up a very useful article summarizing the state of affairs concerning privacy and security of e-mails and Internet discussions in general, in the context of this scandal.  He links to several reports and sources, and leaves it up to his readers to draw their own conclusions.  Their comments (following the article itself) also make interesting reading.

Highly recommended reading – and food for thought.


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