[cryptography] Michael Haydon on the NSA spying -- blackberries

ianG iang at iang.org
Wed Mar 26 21:18:20 EDT 2014


http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/spiegel-interview-with-former-nsa-director-michael-hayden-a-960389-druck.html


In 2008, when President Obama was elected, he had a BlackBerry. We
thought, oh God, get rid of it. He said, "No, I am going to keep it." So
we did some stuff to it to make it a little more secure. We're telling
the guy who was going to soon be the most powerful man in the most
powerful country on Earth that if in his national capital he uses his
cell phone, his BlackBerry, countless number of foreign intelligence
services are going to listen to his phone calls and read his e-mails.
It's just the way it is.


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