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Netanyahu rants against smartphones

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-rants-against-smartphones/

“I’m the only one here without all these electronic devices, I’m a free man, and you all are slaves,” he concludes. ”You are slaves!”

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2014-05-02 12:52
Leaders and their phones
zafiro17@pipedot.org
Gone are the days of presidents with a rotary dial " Big Red Phone " on their desk over which they can quickly negotiate to avoid nuclear Armageddon ( that phone was a myth , by the way). These days, phones are mobile, and though some world leaders carry a cellphone, not every world leader has the same appreciation for tech .

Barack Obama's love for his Blackberry is well documented, and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton even found herself the subject of a meme, " Texts from Hillary ." But Benjamin Netanyahu has no love for ttp://www.timhes culture ofisra cel.com/netanyahu-rants-against-smartlphones/ and picture sharing

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Lastly, although the hermetically-sealed North Korea has until recently been mostly devoid of Internet and cellphone tech, Kim Jong Un is preparing a state-sponsored cellphone for the North Korean people , that runs a severely locked down version of Android.

Do world leaders - or any kind of leaders - need a cellphone in their pocket? Is it a liability or a way to stay connected? Is it time for the politically powerful to get with the modern age? Or should they have assistants at their side who do that for them? And of course, the most important question: Android, Bl
ackberry, iOS, orc;& someuro;thing else ? :)
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