Similarly, Dr. Singer recalled one account in which Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the U.S. Homeland Security Department from 2009 to 2013, admitted that she didn't use email "because she just didn’t think it was useful."
"A Supreme Court justice also told me ‘I haven’t got round to email yet’ - and this is someone who will get to vote on everything from net neutrality to the NSA negotiations," Dr. Singer said.
These are hardly the only recent examples of this lack of awareness or understanding. Late last month, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia penned an open letter urging federal regulators to outlaw Bitcoin citing its instability and use among criminals. Those in the Senator's office, however, appeared unaware of Bitcoin alternatives when contacted by The Daily Dot, but declared that Senator Manchin would like those outlawed as well.