Another Scandal Resulting from E-mails Gone Public
A lot of Pennsylvania government officials are being hurt as a result of e-mails being made public. This is all the result of a political pressure to release the e-mails, and not an organizational doxing attack, but the effects are the same.
Our psychology of e-mail doesn’t match the reality. We treat it as ephemeral, even though it’s not. And the archival nature of e-mail — or text messages, or Twitter chats, or Facebook conversations — isn’t salient.