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White House confiscates hack's handset


Video OK, so we all forget to switch phones off when we go into theatres, concert halls, meetings with the boss. Usually, we're spared blushes because the darn thing doesn't ring, but at least we know that, if it did, we wouldn't have it taken away.

Pity then, one US hack whose inability to covertly turn off a ringing mobile - or at last flip it to vibrate mode - who had his handset taken into custody by President Obama's Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs.

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And when one goes, you can be sure another will... ®

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