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How can I won't even tell you about the federal government tracking Fox News reporter James -- -- emails.
And also his phone calls now the government had to -- us to do -- But the FBI -- -- can track your emails without a war aren't so how do you protect yourself it's a question a lot of us are asking right now as a result of this case.
We're joined by cyber security analysts and CEO of connected to the case dot com.
Morgan right good morning -- Morgan cut it by about the confusion here what legal authority does the government have to have before accessing our emails.
You know there is it's that that the magic number is 180.
Anything less than a 180 days old that is already read.
They actually don't need a -- they really just need a subpoena they can go to court get a subpoena.
Anything over a 180 days old that has opened.
Or even if it's -- they can have access to -- this is an artifact from the electronic communications privacy act which is -- to be twenty years old now it's it's a dated piece of legislation that.
Has -- can -- any additional time they -- legislation certainly so let me just make sure I understand this clearly.
That if anything is older than six months it's -- the government can -- -- -- it without an without a warrant reading tanked right okay so what can we do to protect herself that.
But well -- other than going back to passing notes in class you know some things you can do is.
You don't delete emails now that there's several weeks -- Any emails we've always been told what he could had -- delete button it still exists.
Well that but that's what you're looking edited to different areas on your local computer it's still might exist but we're talking about cloud storage Gmail -- -- Yahoo!.
So when you start deleting emails off there and I mean you got to download and then delete them completely off -- the cloud server.
Those things are dynamic they -- right so it's gonna take an act of god to be able to recover emails off of -- service like I Gmail but -- on your local computer it's still there.
And you can do things like encrypt your email.
If you really want to protect your communications.
There are a lot of programs that they're both free and paid that you can get for your Smartphones or tablets your web based email.
And your email client that will allow you to do India in description between you and another user but that I hasn't been a little -- code or something in an incentive the price actually reading the not right that's kind of a pain in the neck.
Well not not not not necessarily depends on how sensitive is your communication look at if you're not if you don't want to spend five seconds it takes to decrypt the message.
That you have to just understand what it's gonna happen if the government targets he wants to get your email -- -- -- now what about transactional communications things like baseball and all that kind of stuff I mean that's.
Open to the government because it's -- public right.
Yeah well -- FaceBook has changed companies to be a message service -- stored communications but transactional things like Skype.
Instant messaging I message off your iPhone.
Things like that are not on not stored communications are transactional and sustain OK Morgan right thanks so much for that insight -- not a lot of questions about that unit at camp.
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