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The real reason Obama can't swap his BlackBerry for an iPhone
Posted: 13-Dec-2013 [Source: InfoWorld]

[As much as President Obama likes the iPhone, his security detail says they can't secure it and won't let him use it.]

"President Barack Obama told an interviewer that as much as he loves the iPhone, the Secret Service won't let him use it because they can't secure it like they can a BlackBerry."

"My first thought was, "yeah, right -- that's just fuddy-duddy security people resisting the changing world." But I reminded myself that the U.S. Defense Department did certify iOS devices and some Samsung devices this spring for most government use. The Secret Service is also considering a deployment of Samsung devices to its agents, despite the difficulties that the Defense Deptartment has had in getting Samsung's Knox technology to work as promised. In any event, the prohibition against iPhone usage for Obama is likely from real concerns, given the feds' recent openness to iOS and Android."



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