President Obama's Most Badass Tech Moments

The CrackBerry Chronicles

Date: Jan. 22, 2009

Nearly a week after winning the presidency, the NSA (National Security Agency) lobbied against Obama's personal use of his BlackBerry due to legal and security concerns. But Barry proved that no one, especially the government, could get in between him and his CrackBerry. In an interview with the New York Times and CNBC, Obama told reporters “I’m still clinging to my BlackBerry…They’re going to pry it out of my hands,” then showed adamancy telling CNN, "I 
think we’re going to be able to hang onto one of these…I want to be able to have voices, other than the people who are immediately working for me, be able to reach out and
… send me a message about what’s happening in America." A "compromise" was reached and he received a super-secure BlackBerry with top-secret specs. Fight the power.

 

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