President Obama gets to keep his BlackBerry, gets super-encryption

January 23, 2009 | By | 8 Comments

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It’s not secret President Barack Obama is a BlackBerry addict. Before he entered the White House there was concern that he wouldn’t be able to keep his trusty BlackBerry 8700c and that he would have to rely on one of the NSA’s Sectera Edge Windows Mobile smartphone. Instead apparently Obama has convinced the NSA to take his standard BlackBerry and add a super-encrypted package to it. Obama is only able to use the device for personal communications and only senior staff and a small group of personal friends will be able to reach him on the BlackBerry. Regardless this is great news for the President and all addicts are the World.

[via BBCool]

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