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Letter to the Editor
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 8:57 p.m.

Part of the issue about CIA ex-Director David Petraeus is that his personal email account may have been hacked and secrets exposed. It seems to me the real problem is that secrets may have even existed in Gmail messages.

I sure hope that all military secrets are kept in a more secure email system than Gmail. We know that Google software analyzes Gmail messages so Google can target ads of interest. I am not surprised that his account could have been hacked.

Also, I wonder what ads Google put on his screen: fighter jets for sale, hot new code-breaking software, spy snooping devices ...

Orville Boston

Burrell Township

Indiana County

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