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Australia PM defends private email server use

  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday defended his use of a private email server for government business. Well known for his love of technology, the former communications minister said earlier this year he used secret messaging app "Wickr" because it provided superior security, media reports said. Wickr claims it allows users to send encrypted messages to other users of the app, leaving no traceable metadata, with the messages self-destructing after being read. Turnbull's use of services outside of Federal Parliament's secure servers has continued since he moved into the Prime Minister's office, but a spokesman stressed the server is located in Australia. (Source: IANS)