Trump Ridicules Report About Risky iPhone Habits

China and Russian Federation eavesdrop on President Donald Trump as he uses his unsecure cellphone to "gossip, gripe or solicit" his friends' take on how he is doing, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing USA intelligence agencies.

"Firstly, the New York Times should know that such [a] report just provides another piece of evidence that the NYT is making fake news", Hua said at a daily news briefing.

Gizmodo reports that, according to a Washington Post researcher, China spokeswoman Hua Chunying said, "If they are very anxious about iPhones being tapped, they can use Huawei".

"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 United States officials.

Despite repeated requests by intelligence advisors, Trump seems to continue using the phone, which might one day cost him dearly not only to himself but also to national security too, reported The New York Times.

It has come to light that the US President uses three iPhones, two modified (by National Security Agency) models for official work and one a personal one, which is same as used by millions of other common citizens, for a conversation with his private contacts. But using any cell phone poses some risk.


"Mr. Trump keeps the personal phone, White House officials said, because unlike his other two phones, he can store his contacts in it", the report says.

Anonymous White House officials said they were disclosing the president's cell phone habits because they've become increasingly frustrated with his lackadaisical tendencies regarding electronic security.

The agencies are said to have learnt of the eavesdropping from people inside foreign governments and through intercepting communications between foreign officials, the report said.

A spokesperson for Wynn declined comment.

It's alleged that China is taking note of who Trump speaks to most frequently, so he can be targeted with pro-Chinese messages.

The information Chinese spies have collected included who Trump regularly speaks to and why, The Times said, and was part of a wider lobbying effort to influence Trump's friends and business associates.


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