British government clamps down on espionage…by banning iPads

November 4, 2013
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Citing people close to the heart of the issue, The Mail on Sunday reports that numerous iPads were used last week in a presentation by Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude, only for these to be removed at the end of the meeting by security staff.

It is believed that this is a precautionary move to guard against international spying, as The Telegraph adds that China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran all have Trojan viruses that can turn iPads into microphones and transmitters – thus increasing the likelihood of government secrets being found out.

(Worth reading: Britain set to give new iPads to 650 MPs & British MPs get the go-ahead to use smartphones and tablets)

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