President Obama has become the nation’s thumb-typer-in-chief. He reached a deal with his security advisors Thursday that will let him keep his BlackBerry, albeit a version equipped with heavy encryption designed to keep bad guys from intercepting his messages and tracking his location. Though security concerns remain, the nation’s 44th president can try to keep it real by using his smartphone to e-mail with people outside the Beltway.
Previous presidents have shied away from electronic communication, worried that it would leave a permanent record of their correspondence. White House aides say they assume his e-mail will eventually become public. But Obama thought it worth the fight. He’s obsessed with the device, saying, “I’m still clinging to my BlackBerry. They’re going to pry it out of my hands.”
Obama is Da Man!
Los Angeles Times