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November 14th, 2012

Clandestine email brings down CIA chief Petraeus

All In: The Education of General David Petraeus by Paula Broadwell

No doubt you have heard about the scandal which prompted the resignation of America’s top spy, CIA Director David Petraeus. The celebrated retired Army general stepped down after confessing to an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. The downfall came when the two got caught exchanging secret love letters through an email account, but as you can read from any news source, the plot continues to thicken.

According to a law enforcement official investigating the case, Petraeus and Broadwell adopted a trick used by al-Qaida terrorists and sneaky teenagers to conceal their illicit correspondence. They composed emails in an anonymous Gmail account, but instead of sending them, they left the messages in the draft folder. That way, they could read and respond to messages without leaving anything to track.

Well, as we know, nothing stays private for very long on the interwebs. Read more…