Chinese, Russian spy agencies tapping Donald Trump's personal phone

Chinese, Russian spy agencies tapping Donald Trump's personal phone

Chinese, Russian spy agencies tapping Donald Trump's personal phone

First, the New York Timesshould know that such reports provide more evidence that that the NYT is making fake news.

The New York Times also points out that, since the calls are being intercepted as they travel between cell towers, calls from any phone could be vulnerable.

Donald Trump has reportedly refused to exchange his personal phone for a new device every 30 days as is typical for security due to inconvenience.

"Chinese spies are often listening these phone calls and putting to use invaluable insights into how to best work the president and affect administration policy", The New York Times said citing unnamed current and former U.S. officials. Except that I rarely use a cellphone, & when I do it's government authorized.

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They said USA spy agencies had learned that China and Russian Federation were eavesdropping on the president's calls from his iPhones and trying to determine what he thinks and how best to sway him. South China Morning Post reports that Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for the foreign ministry, said that if Trump is anxious about his iPhone being tapped, he should switch to Huawei (the implication being that a Huawei phone would be more secure).

The National Security Agency gave Trump two official iPhones that have limited abilities and vulnerabilities. They're doing that by keeping tabs on who Trump speaks with and then feeding pro-China arguments to them via friends and business partners.

Through its efforts, China reportedly identified Blackstone Group chief executive Stephen Schwarzman, who has ties to Beijing's Tsinghua University, and former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn as potential targets in an influence campaign to curb the ongoing trade war with China. Apple declined to comment to the paper on Trump's iPhones. It is unclear from the report whether President Trump makes calls from this third phone. They said the Chinese have determined a list of contacts with whom the president speaks most frequently.

Russia does not monitor the president's phone conversations to the extent of China because of Trump's supposed affinity for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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