Obama: We need to stop fetishizing our phones

When President Barack Obama first took office in January 2009, the smartphone revolution was just getting underway. Obama, like many CEOs his age, had already been bitten by the BlackBerry bug by the time he took the oath of office and was sworn in as president. Early in his first term, we had already addressed his BlackBerry addiction...
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97 Comments

88. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Very well said! +1000

57. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Exactly, and many blind supporters won't admit that truth!

69. Wulfgardr

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Jet fuel can't melt steel privacy

77. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Those so called "terrorists" are not stupid enough to put sensitive information in phones, so we have to stop arguing about the phones.

97. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

The terrorist might not willingly want to put sensitive info in their phones, but don't they use their phones to comunicate with their "brothers" to carry out whatever attack they plan?

109. pt020

Posts: 151; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

We do not need lectures from a chicken****

113. iampun33t

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

I do not understand all this hullabaloo on Privacy. Sure one does need privacy but what is the big deal in letting Govt access information on your device. Okay the Govt access also needs to be restricted, by which I mean that there should be restricted Department or something that can access the information and give it to relevant authorities. But I am all for the fact that the Govt needs to have access to devices. I mean if you have something incriminating in your device which you need to hide, then by definition, you are breaking the law and you should be punishable! Today all the people defending Govt access to devices are the people who have not been affected by such crimes which may, I repeat, MAY have been stopped, or the criminals MAY be prosecuted if, the Govt had access to their devices! I mean, what if your neighbor was a child pedophile and was in some way molesting your kid and he was not prosecuted cause the evidence residing in his phone cannot be accessed? How would you feel then? Or what if you had lost your family in a terrorist attack and the perpetrator was getting away with it cause the Prosecution could not access the evidence in his cell phone??!! I bet you would love your privacy then!!
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