Trump’s iPhone Could Be A Threat To National Security

Trump’s iPhone Could Be A Threat To National Security

Trump’s iPhone Could Be A Threat To National Security

A New York Times report has claimed that when US President Donald Trump calls old friends on one of his iPhones to "gossip or gripe", Chinese and Russian spies were routinely eavesdropping on the calls.

"The so-called experts on Trump over at the New York Times wrote a long and boring article on my cellphone usage that is so incorrect I do not have time here to correct it", Trump said in a predawn tweet.

However, certain Twitter apps let users know from which platform a message was sent, and in the case of Trump, his missive was sent using an iPhone. He has refused to give this up, despite repeated requests by his officials, who have been asking him to make more use of the secure land lines.

Lastly, Hua recommended "they should stop using any modern communication equipment and cut off contact with the outside" if they want to ensure absolute security.

The newspaper's sources report that the White house has repeatedly warned about the weak protection of his personal phones, but he ignored all the advice of security professionals and stubbornly continues to use them.

The Times cited current and former US officials as saying China has a sophisticated approach toward the intercepted presidential phone calls and is seeking to use them to determine what Trump thinks, whom he listens to and how best to sway him.

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Trump has been told numerous times that he should use the White House landline, according to a report which was published by the New York Times Wednesday, but he hasn't heeded the warnings.

According to the report, US intelligence believes Trump's conversations are being listened to by human sources coming from Russian Federation and China.

Mr Trump pushed back against the idea that he uses insecure mobile phones, tweeting that he only uses government phones "and have only one seldom used government cell phone". Over the safety of the two of them worked at the national security Agency of the United States, but the third is no different from any other phone.

Relations between the world's two largest economies have plummeted in recent weeks with Trump slapping $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods amid complaints over Beijing's trade policies. The agencies are said to have learnt of the eavesdropping from people inside foreign governments and through intercepting communications between foreign officials, the report said.

"In what amounts to a marriage of lobbying and espionage, the Chinese have pieced together a list of the people with whom Mr. Trump regularly speaks in hopes of using them to influence the president", the Times reported.

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