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Top politicians to get 'high security' phones

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Top politicians to get 'high security' phones
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08:56 CET+01:00
Chancellor Angela Merkel and other German political leaders with access to state secrets are to be issued state-of-the-art, high security mobile phones later this year.

Düsseldorf security firm Secusmart and Telekom subsidiary T-Systems have been handed contracts to supply the new encoded communications systems, business weekly Wirtschaftswoche reported on Monday.

The phones are said to be the first to allow both calls and emails to be encrypted - up until now, Germany's government politicians had to use separate devices to handle these communications.

Altogether, the government has ordered some 10,000 smartphones, the report said.

The phones also allow Facebook and Twitter apps to be used - the social media sites were previously blocked on state-issued security phones.

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