Stung by hacks, the Democratic National Committee is switching from Android to iPhones

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Bob Lord, chief information officer of the Democratic National Committee, swears this is not a "religious debate." But after the alleged hacks of its systems during the 2016 presidential campaign and the possibility that bad actors could try something similar again for the midterms, the DNC has decided to promote the usage of iPhones across its staff as well as across the larger Democratic sphere. Meaning campaigns and state-level groups, too.

Lord's comment was an allusion to the fact that this is not the party picking a side in that old fight about which system is more secure than the other. He explained in an interview with Forbes that one big reason for this choice is Apple being faster to offer patches for security vulnerabilities compared to what Google has to contend with, thanks to the scores of different Android handset manufacturers which slows some update downs.

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