German politicians might say "No!" to iPhones
posted by Peter K. / Nov 21, 2013, 8:44 AM
According to German newspaper Bild, in order to achieve greater confidentiality, German political figures will most certainly have their devices encrypted by special software developed by Germany's Federal Office for Information Security. When discussing official matters, German politicians will be required to use only devices, compatible with this encryption software. Because iOS doesn't support this software, future members of the Bundestag will have to replace the iPhones in their pockets with other smartphones that support the encryption technology. It is yet unclear if Android-powered devices will support this security software.
source: TheLocal via GigaOm
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Yay Germans are wise!
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 8:52 AM 14
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Merkel is a hypocrite. She supported the tapping of German citizens by the NSA then talks crap when it happens to her. So it's OK for the USA to spy on your people but not you? Also, all the European governments have been talking crap since the Snowden leaks but it's been slowly coming out how they work with the NSA and have their own spy programs in place. All countries need to cut this crap out.
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 11:15 PM 1
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I'd be surprised if Android didn't support this. NASA and the US military uses Android because it's adaptable to their needs.
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 8:53 AM 7
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security BlackBerry ring the bell! love it or hate it you can't deny that BlackBerry is secured.. i hate what google is doing that making all their services one! i hate using my full name when i comment on youtube! no privacy! so yeah, android might be adaptable but google is watching them! the very reason why Obama won't let go of his BlackBerry.
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 8:59 AM 1
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no bb is not so much secure dude in my country some ministry using bb and it still can hacked or spying by aus..
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 7:37 PM 0
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The NSA also found a way to track your device even when it's powered down (Android or iOS)
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 9:09 AM 0
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Yea, that is funny, because you can't do that. Pull the battery out of the phone (for those droid models that can) and the best the NSA can do is send a guy to track you.
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 11:15 AM 10
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American technology and telecom companies were willing proxies of the American immoral spying and undoubtedly, after Snowden's disclosures, they'd be shunned from foreign markets, if not by law, as it's happening in Brazil, by mere antipathy. This hurts America in so many levels, from the bottom line to the high road, it eviscerates America of what makes it America.
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 10:06 AM 0
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God bless america
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 11:35 AM 2
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BlackBerry is the only real security solution, at least for now. With the BES, they can get their own Enterprise server and am sure it would be much more better
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 8:24 PM 0
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