No iPhone for Obama

by Karl Utermohlen | December 5, 2013 1:04 pm

President Obama is considered to be one of the hippest presidents this country’s ever had but he is not allowed to have an Apple (AAPL[1]) iPhone.

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The president uses his iPad from time to time but he is strictly forbidden from having an iPhone[4] due to security reasons, according to NBC. Apple could be one of the companies that shared customer data to the National Security Agency (NSA) which would put Obama at risk of being hacked if he had an iPhone.

If you’re wondering what type of phone he has, he’s stuck to the Blackberry (BBRY[5]) he’s had since coming into office. Only 10 people have his personal email address in order to minimize any security risks.

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