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steven johnson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:30 AM
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Barack Obama's new BlackBerry: The first details
Hopefully he has recovered from the injuries when they had to take away his original Blackberry where the only option he gave them was to "pry it out of my hands."

But can he keep posting on Twitter and My Space?



Mr Obama revealed his devotion to the emailing device during the campaign trail but was forced to give up his personal handset after being sworn in, amid concerns that it could be targeted by foreign intelligence agencies.

The president has been forced to make do with a similar device a Sectera Edge Smartphone created for the National Security Agency (NSA) to be virtually impregnable but will take delivery of a specially-secured replacement BlackBerry in the next few months, according to reports.

His BlackBerry 8830 will run encryption software called SecureVoice, which has been developed by security firm Genesis Key with the NSA to ensure complete defence against hackers, the Washington Times claimed.

The software will allow Mr Obama to view documents classified as Top Secret while out of the White House, as well as letting him stay in touch with wife Michelle and other family members, who will also be issued with the handsets.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/5224307/Barack-Obamas-new-BlackBerry-The-first-details.html



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ksoze Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:33 AM
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1. Thank God the NSA doesn't listen into domestic conversations
and that they did the security software. I sure feel better. not.
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