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Here's the Drastic Measure Janet Napolitano Took to Protect Her Own Online Privacy (Would You Do It Too?)


"Some would call me a Luddite..."

There are many tips out there for protecting online privacy, but the head of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has one of her own that could be considered one of the simplest and most secure of them all. Unfortunately, few would choose to do it.

If you want to do as she does to stay secure, then don't use email -- "at all." CNN reported Napolitano being described by some as a "Luddite" for choosing not to use email, but made the decision due to her sensitive position regarding national security. Here's more from CNN on why she avoids one of the most mainstream forms of communication:

"For a whole host of reasons. So, I don't have any of my own accounts and that, you know, I'm very secure," Napolitano noted at a Washington conference about cyber security.

"Some would call me a Luddite but you know. But that's my own personal choice and I'm very unique in that regard I suspect," Napolitano added.

CNN reported Napolitano also discussing at the conference Congress' CIPSA (the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act), which was passed in the House earlier this year but also had a threatened veto from the White House. CIPSA would provide the framework for private companies to report cybersecurity breaches to the government in an effort to better protect critical infrastructure. Napolitano also said an executive order, not yet viewed by President Barack Obama, is being drafted regarding security standards between public and private entities.


(H/T: Gizmodo)

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