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  • World's Greatest Hacker Says Obama's BlackBerry Can Be Breached

    02/13/2009 3:27:55 PM PST · by Joiseydude · 35 replies · 1,112+ views ^ | Friday, February 13, 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    There's a new "holy grail" for hackers — President Obama's super-secure BlackBerry. Despite warnings from his advisers, the president insisted on keeping his beloved PDA, which now has specially designed superencrypting security software. But that just makes cracking into it more challenging — and, yes, it can be done, says the world's most famous hacker. "It's a long shot, but it's possible," Kevin Mitnick told "You'd probably need to be pretty sophisticated, but there's people out there who are."
  • Obama's BlackBerry brings personal safety risks(electronic bull's eye)

    02/13/2009 9:23:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 56 replies · 1,632+ views
    CNET ^ | 02/12/09 | Chris Soghoian
    Obama's BlackBerry brings personal safety risks by Chris Soghoian When the mainstream media first announced Barack Obama's "victory" in keeping his BlackBerry, the focus was on the security of the device, and keeping the U.S. president's e-mail communications private from spies and hackers. The news coverage and analysis by armchair security experts thus far has failed to focus on the real threat: attacks against President Obama's location privacy, and the potential physical security risks that come with someone knowing the president's real-time physical location. Serial numbers Before we dive in, let's take a moment to note that each mobile phone...
  • Obama not taking sides in UNC-Duke

    02/12/2009 5:00:52 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 19 replies · 701+ views
    The News and Observer ^ | February 11, 2009 | BarbBarrett
    "If I said anything contrary to Duke, I might not be able to find my Blackberry," he said.
  • Meet Obama's bodyman: The White House 'Chief of Stuff' who caters to the President's every whim

    01/25/2009 10:37:02 PM PST · by yankeedame · 68 replies · 2,596+ views ^ | 25th January 2009 | Sharon Churcher and Caroline Graham
    Meet Obama's bodyman: The White House 'Chief of Stuff' who caters to the President's every whim ...a tiny cubicle just outside...the Oval Office sat Reggie Love, a 6ft 5in, 18-stone, shaven-headed, muscle-packed... ...the man is fast, athletic and tough... he is not one of the new President’s official bodyguards. Heavy duty: Reggie Love, President Obama's bodyman, lugs bags to a car and, right, on the campaign trail ...Reggie, a charismatic and immaculately dressed 26-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, spends more time with Mr Obama than anyone else - even the First Lady...he is the President’s ‘bodyman’.... The personal protection role...
  • For a High-Tech President, a Hard-Fought E-Victory

    01/23/2009 4:15:22 AM PST · by Loyalist · 44 replies · 964+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 23, 2009 | Jeff Zeleny
    WASHINGTON — There is one addiction President Obama will not have to kick: his BlackBerry. For more than two months, Mr. Obama has been waging a vigorous battle with his handlers to keep his BlackBerry, which like millions of other Americans he has relied upon for years to stay connected with friends and advisers. (And, of course, to get Chicago White Sox scores.) He won the fight, aides disclosed Thursday, but the privilege of becoming the nation’s first e-mailing president comes with a specific set of rules. “The president has a BlackBerry through a compromise that allows him to stay...
  • Obama's Cell (Vanity, song parody)

    01/19/2009 7:16:20 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 6 replies · 371+ views
    YouTube ^ | 1/19/2009 | Paul Phillips
    Song parody of Eric Carmen's "All By Myself". The mainstream media is so infatuated with Barack Obama that they are running "news" features on his Blackberry cell phone! What's next, a live report on what salad dressing he chose with lunch?
  • Reid turns nose up at Papa John’s Pizza

    01/19/2009 5:54:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 94 replies · 2,827+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/14/2009 | Betsy Rothstein
    Papa John’s Pizza is celebrating its 25th anniversary, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid couldn’t care less. During an interview with The Hill last week, Reid (D-Nev.) stopped mid-sentence to check his BlackBerry for what could have been a very important e-mail. A message from Rahm Emanuel? A breaking development on the Senate floor? Not quite. “Help Us Celebrate Our 25th Anniversary With a $0.25 Pizza!” read the e-mail from Papa John’s. Reid snapped, “Purchase a pizza for a quarter? I don’t like pizza, and I especially don’t like Papa John’s Pizza!” Reid then tried to get back to the...
  • Obama may keep BlackBerry after all(Not giving it up)

    01/17/2009 7:22:47 PM PST · by Red Steel · 58 replies · 1,702+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/17/09 10:18 AM EST | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    Chalk up one possible win for Obama: He might be able to keep his BlackBerry after all. He's been resisting the advice of lawyers and others to give up the e-mail device upon taking office because he views it as his connection to the outside world. “I think we're going to be able to beat this back,” Obama said in a CNN interview of the pressure on him to give it up. “I think we're going to be able to hang onto one of these. Now, my working assumption, and this is not new, is that everything I write on...
  • In W.H., Obama staff will say cu l8r 2 im ["It sucks. It's really going to slow us down,".....]

    01/17/2009 6:04:23 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies · 1,512+ views
    n W.H., Obama staff will say cu l8r 2 im By: Ben Smith January 17, 2009 08:24 PM EST Barack Obama may get to keep his Blackberry, but David Axelrod is losing his IM. The lawyers broke the bad news to Obama aides at a briefing Friday morning convened by incoming Deputy White House Counsel Cassandra Butts: Not only are they leaving the modern world to enter a White House where some of the clunky desktop computers still run Windows 2000 but—worst of all—they'll be forced to surrender form of communication staffers have relied on for the last two years...
  • Butterfingers Obama lets Blackberry slip

    01/17/2009 4:26:35 PM PST · by hjaze · 44 replies · 1,536+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 17th of January 2009 | LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama's cherished Blackberry slipped through his fingers Friday — but it was only a butterfingers moment. Obama, who has been reluctant to relinquish the device when he becomes president, dropped his Blackberry and its hard plastic case onto an airport tarmac as he emerged from his fortified vehicle. A Secret Service agent hustled to pick it up.
  • Obama refuses to surrender Blackberry

    01/16/2009 4:57:14 PM PST · by Red Steel · 99 replies · 2,510+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 16 07:24 PM US/Eastern
    Despite legal and security hurdles, president-elect Barack Obama says he has a plan to retain his beloved Blackberry once he moves into the White House next week. Interviewed by CNN Friday, Obama said the smartphone was among the tools that he would use to stay in touch with real Americans and avoid becoming trapped inside the presidential "bubble." "I think we're going to be able to hang on to one of these. My working assumption, and this is not new, is that anything I write on an email could end up being on CNN," he said. "So I make sure...
  • Used BlackBerrys sold for $20 at McCain-Palin blowout, contacts and emails included

    12/13/2008 4:05:04 AM PST · by paudio · 11 replies · 947+ views ^ | 12/12/08 | Laura June
    Some operatives at Fox 5 in Washington, D.C. booked over to the McCain-Palin campaign headquarters' yard sale yesterday, and they saw some ultra cheap Blackberrys -- just $20 a pop, probably an inventor's discount -- so they picked up a few, undoubtedly thinking they'd make nice holiday gifts. They were kind of surprised to find that, after giving the 'Berrys some juice, one of them had 50 contacts for "campaign leaders, politicians, lobbyists and journalists" as well as hundreds of emails.
  • McCain Campaign Sells Info-Loaded Blackberry to FOX Reporter [oops]

    12/12/2008 6:46:23 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,579+ views
    ARLINGTON, Va. - Private information at bargain prices. It was a high-tech flub at the McCain-Palin campaign headquarters in Arlington when a MyFoxDC investigative reporter bought a Blackberry device containing confidential campaign information.
  • Mumbai attacks: Terrorists monitored British websites using BlackBerry phones

    11/30/2008 10:33:19 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 891+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 29 Nov 2008 | Damien McElroy
    Indian officials suspect the Islamic terrorists in Mumbai may have British links after examining BlackBerry phones they used to monitor news reports. Key figures in the terrorist gang were equipped with the devices that meant they were able to monitor British news, even when the authorities turned off power. A senior officer in the country's elite Black Cat commando unit told the Telegraph, the gunmen were able to trawl the internet for information once they lost cable television feeds to the two luxury hotels and office block. The men looked beyond the instant updates of the Indian media to find...
  • Barack Obama Still Fighting to Keep His Blackberry

    11/27/2008 7:20:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,048+ views
    Technology Expert ^ | November 28, 2008
    It's become a cause for some: to let Barack Obama keep his BlackBerry when he takes office. What stands in the way? The primary concern has been the Presidential Records Act, which requires all presidential documents to be put in the official record. Now, realistically, no matter what people say, it's not so much about national security as it is as making sure that if a "Watergate" happens, We The People have plenty of evidence to back it up. Ans as that's the issue, what's the problem. We can track his cell phone calls. We can track his emails. So...
  • Obama may have to bury his beloved BlackBerry

    11/17/2008 6:27:31 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 38 replies · 987+ views via AP ^ | November 17, 2008 | Seth Borenstein
    WASHINGTON - Before he ran for president Barack Obama quit smoking. Now that he's won the job, he may have to break another addiction: Checking his BlackBerry for e-mail. The president's e-mail can be subpoenaed by Congress and courts and may be subject to public records laws, so if a president doesn't want his e-mail public, he shouldn't e-mail, experts said. And there may be security issues about carrying around trackable cell phones
  • NBC Takes Dig at McCain Tech-Savvy, Distorts Adviser’s Blackberry Comments

    09/17/2008 9:14:21 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 10 replies · 180+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 17, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, Ariz., has acknowledged his technological shortcomings, but some in the media continue to portray him as a techno-phobe with no meaningful contributions to that sector of the economy. The September 16 "NBC Nightly News" examined McCain's rhetoric on the campaign trail in the wake of a serious banking crisis. Correspondent Kelly O'Donnell reported one campaign advisor cited McCain's legislative effort opening the door to technological advancements as evidence of his ability to steer Americans through the turbulent time. "And Brian, when an adviser today was stressing John McCain's economic credentials, he told reporters that...
  • McCain Adviser: BlackBerry A 'Miracle' He 'Helped Create' (Idiot Adviser Flaps Piehole)

    09/16/2008 9:49:14 AM PDT · by steve-b · 30 replies · 150+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/16/08
    McCain senior domestic policy adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin said Tuesday the BlackBerry mobile e-mail device was a "miracle that John McCain helped create."...
  • Smart phones, stupid people

    04/28/2008 2:23:28 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 8 replies · 122+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | April 28, 2008 | Robert X. Cringely
    A Mexican press attache walked off with "six or seven" Blackberries belonging to US officials at a summit between the presidents of Canada, Mexico, and some guy named Bush in New Orleans last week. Press officer Rafael Quintero Curiel was captured on video tape picking up the smart phones, which were deliberately left outside a meeting room by officials. He was promptly canned. Apparently, the theft went undetected until White House staffers noticed an unusually large number of visits to Tila Tequila's MySpace page on their data account. (Note to my more literal minded readers: that was a joke.)...
  • from Blackberry to iPhone

    02/24/2008 3:44:32 PM PST · by h2ny2 · 4 replies · 126+ views
    I am converting from blackberry pearl, outlook 2007 to iphone and entourage 2008 on macBook Pro. Anyone have any idea what to do and how to sync notes from outlook? I still can not believe that you can not just simpluy export from outlook, and import in entourage. Speaking of stupidity in software design.