jimji - 3:37 am on Nov 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
I have always wondered why email went from meaning simply my own personal correspondence transmitted by a means other than a human on foot and in a vehicle -- snail mail -- to something that was not mine. People are not allowed to open my snail mail without a judge saying it's okay, yes? In the United States, I mean.
How in Heaven's name did electronic mail become 'Non-private Mail'? I've never gotten my head around that transformation.
I am so relieved to see discussions like this. There are other places on the Net where discussions like this are labelled as being discussed by people out of touch with reality. Or demented. Unreasonable.
I just don't understand where the idea of privacy was dropped in this whole Internet business. I view it as some lawmakers some twenty years ago weren't paying attention and now it's catch up time and they are so far behind!