When I was studying for securities licenses, I was told that anything that was emailed or faxed was no longer considered secure. I was surprised about the fax thing.
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There was an article about e-mail privacy on the buzz column in the CNET home page that linked to said article in Wired. Long story short, it's about how the court ruled that the owner of an online bookstore, who also was an email provider at the same time, did no wrong in intercepting email between his customers and Amazon.com and how it is a setback to email. This is called a setback on email privacy...but I beg to differ.
What privacy do we have to begin with? Whatever we type, there is always a record of it left in the server. What we type, then delete, is never truly deleted; there is still a carbon copy floating somewhere within the server.
No matter what people say about privacy, it will always be breached. Heck, no offense to CNET, but when we signed up for an account here, our privacy is breached. Unless someone comes up with a different definition for "privacy", we don't have any.
So those of you paranoid about having people know about you, disconnect yourself and go live in a hole.