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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

ICYMI: REP. TED LIEU's PHONE IS HACKED FOR CBS 60 MINUTES SECURITY REPORT

April 19, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Online at CBS News 60 Minutes, Congressman Ted Lieu discusses cybersecurity and encryption with reporter Sharyn Alfonsi after his cellphone was hacked to demonstrate a security flaw in the global mobile network.

Last year, the president of the United States called me on my cellphone.
And we discussed some issues.
So if the hackers were listening in, they would know that phone conversation. And that's immensely troubling.”

You cannot have 300-some million Americans--and really, right, the global citizenry be at risk
of having their phone conversations intercepted with a known flaw, simply because some intelligence agencies
might get some data.  That is not acceptable.”

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The Full Text of the 60 Minutes piece can be found HERE

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