November 22, 2008


WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Records from a cell phone used by President-elect Obama were improperly breached, apparently by employees of the cell phone company, Verizon Wireless said Thursday.
An Obama spokesman said the transition team was told Verizon Wireless workers looked through billing records.
     "This week we learned that a number of Verizon Wireless employees have, without authorization, accessed and viewed President-Elect Barack Obama's personal cell phone account," Lowell McAdam, Verizon Wireless president and CEO, said in a statement.The Obama transition team was notified Wednesday by Verizon of the breach, said team spokesman Robert Gibbs. He said the president-elect no longer uses the phone.

McAdam said the device on the account was a simple voice flip-phone, not a BlackBerry or other smartphone designed for e-mail or other data services, so none of Obama's e-mail could have been accessed.
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5 comments:

Ron said...

Hi Leesa!

WOW!

Isn't it kind of creepy, when you think of how information can be easily accessed with these companies?

Even if you're the PRESIDENT!?!?

Hope you have a MARVI weekend, dear lady.

Hey...and it SNOWED here today!!!

I actually went outside and walked in it before I went to work!!

I'm such a kid!

Franco said...

scandalous!

...love Maegan said...

wow. that's interesting info.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Good to know.

Leesa said...

Yes.... ESP the Prez!!! That really sucks, though!!!