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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics.

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    Investigation of U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital

    General Joseph Votel briefed reporters and responded to questions on an investigation into the October 3, 2015, U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The attack killed 42 people, many of them medical workers and Afghan civilians. 16 service members were disciplined for mistakes that led to the strike, but none faced criminal charges.

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    Smartphone Security Vulnerabilities

    Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) talked about the experience of having an iPhone hacked during an appearance on CBS' “60 Minutes” program and his call for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to investigate such security vulnerabilities. The CBS program gave Representative Lieu an iPhone for the purposes of their news segment on smartphone security. The phone was subsequently hacked by a security research lab, which was able to track the congressman’s location, calls, and texts.