So, Paris Hilton got her Blackberry hacked and is pretty annoyed according to an unnamed source.
To me, this sounds totally whack. Personally, I consider sex way more private than anything I’ve ever committed to email. Wht do y’all think? If one thing had to be exposed, which would bother you more?
In almost any country or state in the world, there is a pretty big penalty for invading someone’s privacy by reading their mail. In fact, over here if you steal someone’s computer, the violation of the ‘letter secrecy’ resulting from personal correspondence and letters present on the computer (direct translation of our Dutch legal term) can and often is punished a lot stronger than the theft of a computer could, by law.
Just imagine for a moment that your naked. Then imagine for a moment that everyone can read your mind. Which one would be worse?
Here’s another question - if someone did break into your email, would you tell the whole fucking world, or would you keep the crime itself silent.
Maybe it was a truly anonymous source who gave out the information on Paris Hilton’s email crisis, more likely it was Paris Hilton looking for yet another way to keep “Paris Hilton” in the media spotlight.
I have no sympathy for her whatsoever. Unlike many actors and actresses who had to become famous (and therefore bothered and stalked by everyone) in order to make their money, Paris Hilton had the ability to do something very few people can (and one that I covet) - be fabulously “hidden away estate in the English countryside” level rich while remaining pretty much anonymous.
She could have done pretty much anything she wanted with her wealth and remained unhassled - she chose to become famous. Whatever she gets is deserved.
Yeah, I wouldn’t put it past her either. I don’t particularly like her either but I thought it was an interesting question. I guess I tend to not put a whole lot of extremely personal things in email but I figure other people do.
No, it’s a thread where a Paris Hilton situation is a jumping off point for a discussion/poll on privacy. Or so I hoped when I started the thread. The Paris Hilton aspect seems to be getting people off on a tangent. The quote struck me as not normal and I wanted to see if I was in the minority or not.
My email is mostly just emails to my dad telling him I’m okay and lots of notifications telling me I have a reply on livejournal, DVDs coming from Netflix, or a post to a thread I’m subscribed to on here. Why would I care if someone saw that?
On the other hand, me without a shirt on? Hell no.
I just don’t put personal stuff in email. It never occurred to me that my email would remain “private.” I always assumed that my email communications would be accessible to anyone who really wanted to read them–network administrators, employers, hackers, etc. My only “protection” is that I doubt anyone would be sufficiently interested in accessing my email. But I always figured that if a person was motivated enough, he could get into my email account. And I also always assumed that there was a chance that an email that I wrote could be forwarded or cut and pasted, and find its way into the inbox of someone who I didn’t intend to see it.
Email can be intercepted, retrieved from servers, inadvertently left visible on a CRT in your office while you’re out at the coffee machine, printed, copied, forwarded, etc. It’s about as private as a postcard.