Obama in BlackBerry heaven

A little NSA encryption makes the Presidential PDA A-OK.

Woo-hoo! Obama will keep his BlackBerry -- thanks to the addition of a superencryption package, Marc Ambinder is reporting

It seems that the National Security Agency -- or perhaps another agency -- added the package to to a standard BlackBerry so that Obama can use it for routine mesages.

In general, government BlackBerries can only handle "secret"-level messages. Howerver, the Sectera Edge from General Dynamics, allows for "top secret" voice conversations.

Ambinder speculates that the NSA has created a special, more secure pathway for the presidential messages.

Instant messaging, though, is right out.


You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
See All
See All