Earlier today I came across this news playing on GEO television network where they showed an email sent from PM cell. The address was mentioned as pmmediaoffice [at] gmail.com.
Went into shock and awe. The government official channel is using GMAIL account. What is going on here? Thought it was some kinda mistake so I just googled the email address and I found the exact email address. Exact Match!!.
Check it out for yourself here http://asiapacific.ifj.org/en/articles/appeal-to-government-to-protect-targeted-journalists-in-pakistan
- When we have all the official IT infrastructure to help the cause then why do they use the GMail account?
- When we have Electronic Government Directorate to enhance the efficiency of the government, then why do we have GMail account for official purpose?
- When we have official email addresses backed by Government own IT infrastructure, then why do we keep our mails on public servers?
- When there is petty amount of tax payers money going to the pockets of providers of securing government communication, then why do we rely on freely available email address?
Do we not know the repercussions of having freely available email address? Out of my narrow sightedness. What do you think?