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Obama says U.S. Government Must Improve Cyber Security

Talk about a turnaround! A few weeks ago the US government, specifically the FBI, took Apple to court because the company’s cell phone security was too good. The FBI could not break into the iPhone of a deceased terrorist to hunt for evidence. The story caused huge publicity over the government’s claims that Apple’s cell phone security was “too good.” It hampers government investigations.

(The FBI later dropped the court action after a foreign civilian company apparently succeeded in doing what the FBI could not do: it broke into the iPhone.)

U.S. President Barack Obama said today that the U.S. government has to improve its cyber security practices FOR THE MODERN AGE OF SMART PHONES and other technology, saying that hackers had targeted the White House.

“I am concerned about it, I don’t think we have it perfect. We have to do better, we have to learn from mistakes,” Obama told a news conference in Madrid. “We know that we have had hackers in the White House,” he added.

Categories: Cell Phones, Encryption, Online Privacy & Security

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