Pantsuit on fire - Seattle mayor lying

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I had written about this earlier: What are they hiding - Seattle
From The Seattle Times:

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan had phone set to keep texts only 30 days, her office says
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, whose text messages are missing for a 10-month period that includes the peak of last year’s Black Lives Matter demonstrations, at some point had an iPhone set to automatically delete texts older than 30 days, her office acknowledged Tuesday.

cough...bullshit...cough - the deletion or retention of data is set by the server and not the end-user device.  The iPhone may be set to only DISPLAY the last 30 days but the iPhone does not delete the older texts from the server.  That is something handled on the server side of things.  Storage space is dirt cheap. Messages do not take up any appreciable room.  I would have the server set to retain all messages.  End of story. Deleting them only implies that you have something specific that you want to hide.

The missing texts could spur changes in how public records are handled at City Hall, and a mayoral candidate Tuesday asked state Attorney General Bob Ferguson to investigate. The matter would need to be referred by law enforcement for Ferguson’s office to consider investigating, according to his office.

Durkan’s texts were not retained from late August 2019 to June 25, 2020, a whistleblower investigation report revealed last week. In an email Tuesday responding to several days of questions about how that happened, the mayor’s office said a forensic analysis has determined that Durkan’s text retention was set to 30 days “on one of the three phones issued” to her at some point between late August 2019 and July 24, 2020.

I bet that if the shoe were on the other foot - that if Mayor Durkan had done something brilliant in a text and wanted to show it to the world, it would be there for any and all to see regardless of how many days had elapsed.  Something detrimental to the Mayor's reputation however?  Gone. Pffttttt.

What with all of the tech companies in the area, I am surprised that they would try to pass this off as the excuse.  A billion geeks are silently shaking their heads.

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