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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-08 08:34 AM
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3. Federal "sunshine" laws, and national security
Basically, anything and everything that has to do with government business must be a matter of record (not necessarily public record, though.) Personal devices like a Blackberry allow official channels to be sidestepped. Keep in mind the brouhaha over Bush deleting official inter-office emails, and Palin using Hotmail for state business. After all that, Obama is making a wise decision to avoid the appearance of such impropriety.

And, as others have pointed out, loss of a device could severely compromise national security if it were found and hacked.
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  -Why does Obama have to give up his Blackberry? malaise  Dec-29-08 08:25 AM   #0 
  - Because it's a security risk  LynneSin   Dec-29-08 08:27 AM   #1 
  - Only if he's doing State business on it, which I kind of hope he wouldn't be.  Liberal_Lurker   Dec-29-08 08:29 AM   #2 
  - Wrong.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-29-08 09:27 AM   #13 
  - All hell broke loose when Britney lost hers  marshall   Dec-29-08 01:41 PM   #27 
  - Federal "sunshine" laws, and national security  TechBear_Seattle   Dec-29-08 08:34 AM   #3 
  - security and Presidential Records Act  Qanisqineq   Dec-29-08 08:35 AM   #4 
  - Because of the Presidential Records Act  Solly Mack   Dec-29-08 08:35 AM   #5 
  - Ummm.  Blarch   Dec-29-08 09:38 AM   #14 
     - You make an excellent point....alas  Solly Mack   Dec-29-08 09:39 AM   #15 
  - Because all of his records have to be accounted for, UNLESS  babylonsister   Dec-29-08 08:38 AM   #6 
  - He might as well have it destroyed  DS1   Dec-29-08 08:43 AM   #7 
  - While I'm happy that he's technically competent and computer literate...  Orsino   Dec-29-08 08:49 AM   #8 
  - The Presidential Records Act is still active?  Vickers   Dec-29-08 08:55 AM   #9 
  - Maybe because someone can GPS him?  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-29-08 09:12 AM   #10 
  - I Think that's the real reason  liberalpress   Dec-29-08 09:23 AM   #11 
  - it is an electronic bulls-eye.  realpolitik   Dec-29-08 09:26 AM   #12 
  - I don't have the details but the French gov  TexasProgresive   Dec-29-08 09:57 AM   #16 
  - Paranoia. Hopefully he will get to keep some of his freedom.  Xenotime   Dec-29-08 10:02 AM   #17 
  - It was either that or the cigarettes.  leftofthedial   Dec-29-08 10:04 AM   #18 
  - Remember the stink that Gov. Palin made using  whistler162   Dec-29-08 10:17 AM   #19 
  - Every country and half the reporters on the planet would be trying to tap into the thing (nt)  Posteritatis   Dec-29-08 10:22 AM   #20 
  - Because of the job promotion he has to move up to a man sized keyboard  nolabels   Dec-29-08 10:40 AM   #21 
  - He can finally upgrade to an iphone now?  ContinentalOp   Dec-29-08 11:09 AM   #22 
  - Upgrade? LOL  deaniac21   Dec-29-08 01:39 PM   #26 
  - Because he's not a fucking Republican  jmowreader   Dec-29-08 11:46 AM   #23 
  - So why can't he call his own wife or children  malaise   Dec-29-08 01:17 PM   #24 
     - The problem is the KIND of phone it is  jmowreader   Dec-29-08 07:13 PM   #28 
  - Potentially a serious security risk, mic can be turned on remotely  Crabby Appleton   Dec-29-08 01:35 PM   #25 

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