Thursday, June 12, 2014

The NSA and Snail Mail...

Could reverting to the "Old Fashioned" letter be the most secure communication?

Have you ever wondered about the benefit of  sending your most personal information by post?  Think of could be the most secure way to transfer information from one individual to another with the advent of the NSA today.  I was thinking too of wax seals and their importance to maintain ultimate security...if you were, let's say a head of state!  I found this interview by  the head of the NSA  commenting on Jimmy Carter sending important information to other heads of state internationally by post!  The comment that Mr. Alexander made ..."he can quit sending letters...we aren't spying on his emails..." most intriguing .  It sounded like  to me  he was saying..."DON'T send letters!!!!!  We can't spy if you SEND LETTERS!!!!!" What is your  your take on this?

Don’t worry, Jimmy Carter: the chief of the National Security Agency says that the former president of the United States isn’t the subject of any domestic surveillance operations waged by the NSA.
Carter — a Democrat who served one four-year term as commander-in-chief starting in 1977 — madeheadlines earlier in the week when he admitted on NBC’s “Meet the Press” news program that he assumes his own emails and phone calls are being collected by the secretive spy agency.
“I have felt that my own communications were probably monitored. And when I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write the letter myself, put it in the post office and mail it,” Carter said, “because I believe if I sent an email, it will be monitored.”
NSA Director Keith Alexander responded to those remarks during an interview that aired Tuesday on the Fox News program “Special Report with Bret Baier,” and assured the former president that he isn’t being perused by intelligence community spies.
"We're not [monitoring the emails]," Alexander said. "So he can now go back to writing emails.”

“I mean, reality is we don't do that. And if we did, it would be illegal and we would be found, I think, held accountable and responsible,” the out-going NSA director insisted.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the useful post. But I usually use this app cuz I can hardly imagine themselves without smartphone.