Re: I guess he gets points for trying?
My guess is that whoever of his assistants was in charge of coming up with this application did not know any better and/or couldn't care less about the finer points of online communication and publishing, neither at a technical (somewhat understandable) nor at a legal (less understandable) level.
Ok Boff, I am now Digital Secretary and you I'm promoting you to "my assistant" . First things first , As Digital Secretary I should make my mark by having my own "app" to engage with my public on issues of Digital security , privacy , industry , digital security, ICT developments etc....
So nip down the market and get the cheapest / first one you see.