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Chalk One Up for Obama’s Secure Smartphone

One reader sees it as a test for the military

An engineer in Wisconson writes me to say he thinks it’s appropriate for President Barack Obama to keep his smartphone and about time an administration “moves into this century with communications.”

In January, I wrote that Obama is keeping an encrypted smartphone and is the first U.S. president to retain his own e-mail account upon becoming commander-in-chief; I asked you if you thought that’s okay or distracting as questions about the security of this practice arose when the news broke.

“If anyone can break his encryption, our military would suffer the same problems,” this reader notes.

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