So Gen, David Petraeus, ex-CIA chief, was screwing around with his biographer Paula Broadwell, was was sending mildly harassing e-mails to “socialite” Jill Kelley, who was sexting with another four-star general. Kelley got mad about the e-mails to her and called in an FBI friend to investigate. Result: instant scandal. Glenn Greenwald’s perspective on this circle jerk:
…So not only did the FBI – again, all without any real evidence of a crime – trace the locations and identity of Broadwell and Petreaus, and read through Broadwell’s emails (and possibly Petraeus’), but they also got their hands on and read through 20,000-30,000 pages of emails between Gen. Allen and Kelley.
This is a surveillance state run amok. It also highlights how any remnants of internet anonymity have been all but obliterated by the union between the state and technology companies..