February 2017

Congressman calls for House investigation of Donald Trump’s terrible Android phone

In the month since he took office, Donald Trump has refused to drop his Samsung S3 in favor of the standard secured phone. That’s a huge security problem, since conventional phones are vulnerable to any number of outside attacks, and the US president is one of the most valuable intelligence targets in the world.

Trump's Smartphone Is National Security Risk, Congressman Warns

U.S. President Donald Trump's aging smartphone – that he often uses to send his fiery tweets – should be investigated for security reasons, said one U.S. congressman. 

On Friday, Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu from California presented a letter to the House Oversight Committee requesting an “investigation of Trump’s reckless disregard for cybersecurity.”

Congressman requests investigation on Trump's old Android phone

"Cybersecurity experts universally agree that an ordinary Android phone, which the President is reportedly using despite repeated warnings from the Secret Service, can be easily hacked," Lieu wrote in the letter, which was also signed by 14 other Congressional members. "The device President Trump insists on using -- most likely the Samsung Galaxy S3 -- has particularly well-documented vulnerabilities.

Federal Employees Guide to Sharing Key Information with the Public

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) and Congressman Don Beyer (D | Virginia) offer the following resource guide for federal employees who wish to break the Administration’s communications blackout on federal agencies. The guide explains how to safely and responsibly share information, and encourages employees to "Know Your Rights" and "Know Your Options." In the "Know Your Rights" section, federal employees can learn about which federal laws apply to them.