When Meeting the President, Put Your Phone in a Basket With a Sticky Note

Before going in for a meeting with the President of the United States, you must put a sticky note with your name on your phone and leave the device in a basket outside. Don't believe it? There's a video.

This video shows cabinet members leaving their phones in a basket before entering a meeting with President Obama. While there's no explanation of why this very low-tech and low-security method is used, I sincerely doubt that anyone will try to steal a phone from the White House. The real thing to worry about is what happens if the sticky notes fall off. [CNN via Neowin]