President Will Not Email

Posted on April 19, 2005

U.S. President George W. Bush admits that he will not send email because of privacy concerns. The Register reports that, "US prez George Bush has admitted he does not send personal emails to daughters Jenna and Barbara for fear that his 'personal stuff' might end up in the public domain. Bush made the admission on Thursday to the American Society of Newspaper Editors during a discussion centring on whether the US government is sufficiently forthcoming to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act, Reuters reports." Some may find President Bush's statement ironic due the diminished privacy everyone faces these days because of the Patriot Act passed after 9/11. However, the President is right to be concerned about electronic delivered mail. It is probably not a bad move for anyone deeply concerned about privacy to avoid using email or at least send only encrypted email messages.

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