Tech in the News: Trump is Totally Cavalier About His Use of Personal Technology

Ian Bogost

Posted January 13, 2019

External Article: The Atlantic

Ian Bogost, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media, and Communication, recently wrote an article entitled “Trump Is Totally Cavalier About His Use of Personal Technology” for The Atlantic.

Here's an excerpt:

Trump has repeatedly proved himself a hypocrite when it comes to information security. Trump uses a smartphone without appropriate security features, potentially exposing his communications to surveillance or hacking. Another phone, which Trump uses to post to Twitter, should be swapped out regularly, according to White House information-technology practices, an arrangement Trump considers “too inconvenient.” Ivanka Trump also used a private email account to conduct official White House business—and Donald Trump defended her actions.

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