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.