The Petraeus saga might actually prompt some productive discussion about the relative weakness of email secruity, and about whether electronic surveillance laws, established in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, are too broad in this age of cloud storage and emails that live forever. But for now, Petraeus and Broadwell have inadvertantly sent a warning to anyone who puts sensitive information into a private email account: whether your messages are titillating or not, they might not be secret for long.
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