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[VM] Email dangers portrayed in media

From: Uday Reddy
Subject: [VM] Email dangers portrayed in media
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2012 10:27:28 +0000

The BBC has made a brilliant series called the "The Thick of It", a
political satire dealing with British politics and how the politicians
interact with the media.

The Series 4, Episode 5, which can be viewed online till the 3rd November:

has a brilliant segment dealing with how the stupid email reply conventions
used by Outlook-users (and now Thunderbird-users) can get people into
trouble by exposing information that should have been private.  You will
enjoy watching it.  

I also know instances at work where this kind of thing has gotten people
into serious trouble.  Somebody should make a law prohibiting the so-called
"top-posting style" of replies.  But, the public doesn't yet know that all
this happens just because of the idiocy of the tech people.


PS. You can find the entire Series 4 here:

(6 days left to watch).

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