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Senate Dems Want Details About Trump's Personal Smartphone

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By    |   Monday, 13 Feb 2017 01:57 PM

Two Senate Democrats are asking for details of President Donald Trump's personal smartphone after reports surfaced that he is using an unsecured device, The Hill reports.

Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Tom Carper of Delaware have sent a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis requesting additional details about Trump's phone.

"The national security risks of compromising a smartphone used by a senior government official, such as the President of the United States, are considerable," they wrote in the letter.

The two lawmakers added that "hackers are sometimes successful even when smartphone users take recommended precautions and restrict access to their personal information.

"These vulnerabilities are among the reasons why national security agencies discourage the use of personal devices."

The New York Times reported late last month that Trump had been using his old, unsecured Android phone to post on Twitter, but not to make calls.

It is unclear what security measures have been put in place to prevent someone stealing data or breaking into his Twitter account, according to the newspaper.

The Times pointed out his use of the smartphone is "notable given his criticism of Hillary Clinton for using a personal email address and server when she was secretary of state."

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