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President Obama says he’s “not allowed an iPhone”

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US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he was not allowed to have an iPhone owing to security fears — explaining why he is sometimes seen with a super secure Blackberry.

“I’m not allowed for security reasons to have an iPhone,” Obama told a group of young people at the White House for an event promoting his health care law.

He added that his daughters Sasha and Malia spend a lot of time on their iPhones.

The president often privately talks of how frustrated he is about the White House “bubble” which makes it very difficult to communicate with normal people or to get information from the outside world that is not filtered for him by aides or the press. Aides say his Blackberry is a way to escape that confinement.

The White House says the president’s personal email address was strictly limited to a small list of senior officials and personal friends, but will not detail the encryption devices that are used to secure his communications.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]Via

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