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Obama boosted White House technology; Trump sees risks
Associated Press ^ | Jan 1, 2017 4:27 PM EST | Julie Pace

Posted on 01/01/2017 3:16:55 PM PST by Olog-hai

As Barack Obama began preparing to leave office, the first smartphone-toting U.S. president ordered his team to upgrade the White House’s aging technology for his successor. New computers were purchased and faster internet was installed.

Not included in the modernization plans? A courier service.

But that delivery method of a bygone era may be in for a comeback under Donald Trump. Despite his voracious use of Twitter, the president-elect appears to be leaning toward old tech to ensure the security of sensitive messages.

“It’s very important, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way, because I’ll tell you what: no computer is safe,” Trump told reporters Saturday in response to questions about Russia’s alleged hacking of Democrats during the presidential election. Trump, who doesn’t email or surf the internet, said days earlier that computers “have complicated lives very greatly.” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections; Technical; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: courierservice; degrowthagenda; fakenews; hackers; obama; obamawh; realpropaganda; smartphones; trump; trumptransition; whtech; whupgrade
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Wow; now the fakenews merchants are trying to portray Trump as a Luddite. And they complain about “Russian hackers” in their other narrative. So much for keeping one’s lies straight.
1 posted on 01/01/2017 3:16:55 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t write it: say, smile, wink.


2 posted on 01/01/2017 3:19:21 PM PST by txhurl (Chode: a word about taglines)
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To: Olog-hai

He should get rid of everything.


3 posted on 01/01/2017 3:19:29 PM PST by wastedyears (all the snowflake tears can create a new ocean)
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To: Olog-hai

The AP will bash everything Trump does. They are nothing but left wing propaganda.


4 posted on 01/01/2017 3:20:29 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Starboard

I’m still waiting for them to bash the Bundesnachrichtendienst (Germany’s intelligence service) for switching to typewriters to foil hackers.


5 posted on 01/01/2017 3:21:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: txhurl

The only “tech’ Klownie the Kenyan improved is which iron he should bring to the golf course.


6 posted on 01/01/2017 3:21:45 PM PST by max americana (For the 9th time FIRED LIBERALS from our company at this election, and every election since 2008)
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To: Olog-hai

We can see if any Navajo code talkers applied to the transition website.


7 posted on 01/01/2017 3:22:25 PM PST by GnuThere
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To: Starboard; MinuteGal

Obama is having everything upgraded and old tech stuff thrown out to get rid of the evidence of what they’ve been up to. Toss those old computers that might have revealing info on them of fraud, corruption, abuse. Give Trump a new, and very blank slate of technology so that nothing can be traced. So, under guise of getting rid of the old, Obama covers up and gets rid of a very long list of transgressions.


8 posted on 01/01/2017 3:25:51 PM PST by flaglady47 (TRUMP Rocked and' WON!!!! )
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To: Olog-hai

Having an Amazon Alexa in the White House isn’t an advancement.


9 posted on 01/01/2017 3:27:21 PM PST by Rebelbase (ABC/NBC/CBS/MSNBC/PBS/CNN/FOX are THE LEGACY MEDIA)
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To: txhurl

Martin Michael Lomasney, Ward Boss of Boston’s Ward Eight, speaking on the importance of discretion: “Never write if you can speak; never speak if you can nod; never nod if you can wink.”


10 posted on 01/01/2017 3:30:36 PM PST by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Olog-hai

You mean, like, [gasp!] with a pencil or pen?


11 posted on 01/01/2017 3:31:18 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: flaglady47

Probably had it set up so he could have access....


12 posted on 01/01/2017 3:32:18 PM PST by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

AND A PHONE.


13 posted on 01/01/2017 3:33:25 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Olog-hai

You see, when you need to hide clandestine dealings, you need clandestine email accounts on servers in somebody’s bathroom. When you are operating in the best interests of the United States, writing down your message and passing it by official courier is just fine. The latter case will be Trump.


14 posted on 01/01/2017 3:34:43 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Trump won; I celebrated; I'm good. Let's get on with the civil war now.)
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You mean, like, [gasp!] with a pencil or pen?

OH NOes....it's in Cursive.

15 posted on 01/01/2017 3:35:37 PM PST by spokeshave (In the Thatch Weave,..Trump's Wing Man is Truth.)
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To: Olog-hai

Every nation stil uses diplomatic pouches to send and receive sensitive documents and messages between their foreign embassies and diplomatic HQ.


16 posted on 01/01/2017 3:37:00 PM PST by riverdawg
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To: Olog-hai

I would like Trump to put in a system where emails and such that would be part of the public records be automatically be archived out of the control of the government officials who create them.


17 posted on 01/01/2017 3:39:23 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: GnuThere; All

I think since Trump loves being unpredictable, he’s playing with these people.


18 posted on 01/01/2017 3:40:39 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common any more.)
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To: TomGuy

Yes


19 posted on 01/01/2017 3:41:30 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common any more.)
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To: wastedyears

You got a great Point! I wouldnt trust ANYTHING Obastard has put in.

Eliminate it and start fresh.


20 posted on 01/01/2017 3:43:33 PM PST by crz
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