Poor old Barack Obama. Not only is his pet project HealthCare.gov struggling to gain traction, he has other tech woes, too: he isn't allowed an iPhone for "security reasons."


During a meeting with youths on Wednesday, Obama admitted that he's not allowed to use an iPhone, reports Reuters, despite the fact he uses an iPad some of the time. "I'm not allowed for security reasons to have an iPhone," he explained during a speech at the White House.

It's perhaps a slither of good news for BlackBerry, which still supplies his phone. Indeed, back in 2009 Obama fought hard to keep his BlackBerry, though at the time it transpired he only actually communicated with 10 people using his personal email address. All in, mobile communication clearly sucks if you're the president. [Reuters]

Image by Whitehouse/Pete Souza

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