Wednesday, November 14, 2012

it depends on what your definition of "is" is

This content is from the new york times but I can't find the link. Nevertheless no one cares. Nobody except the sex negative crazed congress (read:GOP) who are the same assholes who impeached a democratic president for screwing an intern. The only tangible difference here is the institution (presidency vs military) and that Clinton lied under oath and Patraeus told the truth. I'll just link here so I feel better about copying this content and not being able to find the link.I feel better now. The F.B.I. investigation that toppled the director of the C.I.A. and has now entangled the top American commander in Afghanistan underscores a danger that civil libertarians have long warned about: that in policing the Web for crime, espionage and sabotage, government investigators will unavoidably invade the private lives of Americans. On the Internet, and especially in e-mails, text messages, social network postings and online photos, the work lives and personal lives of Americans are inextricably mixed. Private, personal messages are stored for years on computer servers, available to be discovered by investigators who may be looking into completely unrelated matters. In the current F.B.I. case, a Tampa, Fla., woman, Jill Kelley, a friend both of David H. Petraeus, the former C.I.A. director, and Gen. John R. Allen, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, was disturbed by a half-dozen anonymous e-mails she had received in June. She took them to an F.B.I. agent whose acquaintance with Ms. Kelley (he had sent her shirtless photos of himself -electronically, of course) eventually prompted his bosses to order him to stay away from the investigation. But a squad of investigators at the bureau's Tampa office, in consultation with prosecutors, opened a cyberstalking inquiry. Although that investigation is still open, law enforcement officials have said that criminal charges appear unlikely.