Believe it or not, Trump uses only 'one' official iPhone
The White House Thursday dismissed The New York Times report that US President Donald Trump has three cell-phones, saying he has only one official government iPhone, the security of which follows industry best practices. Citing US intelligence agencies, NYT reported Wednesday that China and Russia eavesdrop on Trump as he uses his unsecured cell-phone to "gossip" with his friends on how he is doing.
Trump termed the NYT report as a 'fake story'
Trump's calls are being listened by Chinese, Russians: NYT
The New York Times said it stands by its story, even as Trump through his tweets and the White House in a statement later in the night challenged the authenticity of the investigative story by the daily. The daily reiterated that calls made by Trump to his friends through his other cell-phones are being listened by the Chinese and the Russians.
NYT claims Trump's personal cell-phone has no special security
The New York Times claimed that Trump has two official iPhones that have been altered by National Security Agency to limit their abilities and vulnerabilities, and a third personal phone that is no different from hundreds of millions of iPhones in use around the world.
President's phone security managed under government supervision: Deputy Press Secretary
"The article written by the New York Times presented inaccurate information about the President's cell-phone and its usage. The President does not have three cellular phones. He has one official government iPhone," White House Deputy Press Secretary, Hogan Gidley, said. "This phone security follows industry best practices and is closely managed under government supervision in conjunction with recommendations from industry partners," he said.
Trump started using his government-issued cell-phone since last year: NYT
According to The New York Times, aides and people who know Trump said that it was only late last year that he finally began to regularly use his government-issued cell-phone instead of his personal cell-phone. But the President kept his personal phone because he did not have any numbers stored on the government phone, the media house said.
Cell-phones are regularly monitored for security vulnerabilities: Hogan Gidley
Gidley asserted that the phone is rotated on a regular basis and is constantly monitored for any security vulnerabilities and attacks, in accordance with recommendations from the intelligence community.Share this timeline