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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:52 AM

How come the head of the CIA did not use encrypted emails with his mistress?

Broadwell and Petreaus used the same Gmail account to read messages they left in the draft folder of that account.
Naturally the FBI found the folder, without much problem.

Doesn't that kinda make ya wonder what other "secrets" are being discussed in the open via the CIA?

Or is the CIA doing a better cyber security job than its head honcho?

Strange.

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Reply How come the head of the CIA did not use encrypted emails with his mistress? (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 OP
Lasher Nov 2012 #1
Lucinda Nov 2012 #2
hedda_foil Nov 2012 #3
Recursion Nov 2012 #4
flamingdem Nov 2012 #5
Tonkinlievet Nov 2012 #6
BainsBane Nov 2012 #7
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #11
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #8
Kaleva Nov 2012 #9
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #10

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:54 AM

1. Becuz him R stooped.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:55 AM

2. I would assume that secrets aren't shared via gmail accounts. Presumably a government system

is used for official business.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:55 AM

3. The emails weren't sent.

They were saved as drafts on gmail and the two traded passwords.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:56 AM

4. Because he doesn't use his secure email to talk to his harem

It's non-trivial to get PGP working with gmail, and it requires the other person to know what she is doing too.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:57 AM

5. Plus he'd look more guilty if caught

that might be a real violation

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:11 PM

6. Even more "curiouser"...

 

Why would he EVER EVER EVER use any method of communication that could EVER be discovered in ANY way...??

IMNSFHO, they BOTH did us a service by relieving us of the burden of having anyone that FUCKING STUPID running one of our most important covert information gathering agencies!!

Maybe the time honored practice of using eunuchs in positions requiring unwavering loyalty is what we need...???......

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:13 PM

7. The CIA email service

the classified email service doesn't allow for contact with non-CIA sources. You can't email non-CIA people from a CIA account.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:33 PM

11. But you CAN encrypt your Gmail password.

And who doesn't know that Gmail messages are not private?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:14 PM

8. Because the head of the CIA having an affair isn't really a big, firing offense.

It hasn't been in the past so Petraeus really didn't have a lot of concern imho. No need to encrypt the emails since neither of them felt that it rose to that level of problem.

This scandal isn't about the sex or the affair I believe. Its bigger than that.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:20 PM

9. The sex talk was just code for exchanging recipes.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:23 PM

10. I guess the cia is not what it used to be.

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