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Published: Thu, March 30, 2017
Science | By Carlton Santiago

Trump is tweeting from an iPhone now

Trump is tweeting from an iPhone now

Trump has been tweeting from his new iPhone in "the past couple of weeks". The president also has a personal account on Facebook, as well as the official POTUS Facebook account. To be fair, Apple was willing to help, but was unwilling to create a custom version of iOS that would have allowed the Federal Bureau of Investigation to circumvent some of iOS' built-in security features. "Yes, it is #POTUS45 reading & tweeting!" Which is kind of amusing, considering that Trump past year called for an Apple boycott after the Cupertino tech giant refused to unlock the San Bernadino shooter's iPhone for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The device, likely a Samsung Galaxy S3, has such serious security problems that it's probably "compromised by at least one-probably multiple-hostile foreign intelligence services and is actively being exploited", according to Nicholas Weaver, a security researcher at the University of California, Berkeley.

During the early weeks of his presidency, Trump came under scrutiny over reports he was continuing to use his old, unsecured Android phone to send tweets to the 27 million followers of his @realDonaldTrump account.

That would mean that foreign agents could be listening on his private conversations, monitoring him as he moves around the country, and potentially seeing the world through the eyes of his smartphone camera.

White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. broke the news tonight on the new administration's favorite media outlet: Twitter. I don't exactly see this happening for sure, but it could always happen. Officials will not say whether any security measures are in place on Trump's mobile devices.

Although Trump blasted his tweets from an Android device, as well as from Twitter's web interface, he did not stop using an iPhone. More restrained tweets, often promoting Trump events, would be posted from an iPhone, presumably by aides.

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At the time of Trump's boycott call, CNBC tweeted: "Sr".

"I use both iPhone & Samsung".

Wood1208: "Instead of criticizing Mr. Trump, say Hala Lu Ya!"

Interestingly, that very issue could be one reason the government has decided that the iPhone is secure enough for the President. "With the voice of Hannity for Siri".

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