Private Communication for Government Business Since The Revolution:

A lot going on and not enough energy to get into anything too deep tonight. So I thought I would just share this little bit of twisted insight and snark! From an article from Foreign Policy .com about the devious machinations of our founding fathers during the Revolutionary War and the creation of our nation, I pulled this little bit of a quote:

In one instance, in 1804, Jefferson used a private citizen to carry a secret letter to an American envoy in France, which contained an elaborate cipher and a statement in support of using private channels for public business.

So citizen couriers…private channels for public business…to private email servers. Nothing to see here…just business as usual for 240 years!


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