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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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