Steve, buy that man an iPhone: Obama vows to keep his Blackberry despite security, legal concerns

“George W Bush was forced to give up email when he was sworn in as President in case hackers broke into his system and worries all documents would have to be kept as presidential records,” The Telegraph repots.

“But Obama told CBNC he is struggling to keep the Blackberry so he can maintain contact with the outside world.’They’re going to pry it out of my hands,’ he said, “‘This is a concern, I should add, not just of Secret Service, but also lawyers,'” The Telegraph reports.

“Obama said keeping in touch by email was a way of escaping the trappings of power and staying in touch with the electorate,” The Telegraph repots.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Forget about security and legal issues: Should the U.S. President be using an inferior foreign-made device that routes all email information through a single NOC (network operations center) located on foreign soil* when a superior device has been created by a U.S. company?** It seems logical that the U.S. President should be supporting U.S. companies while also keeping his information off servers located in foreign countries.

*However benign that soil may be. We love Canucks. We’re just sayin…

**Yes, iPhones are assembled in China like nearly everything else on the planet. However, the bulk of the profits stays in the U.S., in the hands of a unique and valuable U.S. company with 32,000 employees, not sent off to another country.


[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Martin” for the heads up.]

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