Friday, January 23, 2009

Spokesman says Obama is keeping his BlackBerry |

Spokesman says Obama is keeping his BlackBerry | "President Barack Obama is keeping his cherished BlackBerry, becoming the first sitting president to use e-mail.

'The president has a BlackBerry through a compromise that allows him to stay in touch with senior staff and a small group of personal friends,' White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday. He did not say with whom the compromise was struck.

Gibbs said the president will limit its use, and security has been enhanced to ensure that Obama can communicate in a way that's protected.

Previous presidents chose not to use e-mail because it can be subpoenaed by Congress and courts and may be subject to public records laws."


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