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British government clamps down on espionage…by banning iPads

by Doug Drinkwater

November 4 2013

iPads have been banned from UK Government cabinet meetings, according to reports
iPads have been banned from UK Government cabinet meetings, according to reports

The on-going investigation into the NSA seems to have spooked UK government officials. According to a new report, the British government is now banning iPads from cabinet meetings after fears of espionage.

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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