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.
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The 7-inch, Harris RF-3590 is designed for defense and public safety applications considered “mission-critical” underscored by its communications features. The company says the new tablet integrates seamlessly to the most advanced military and public safety communications platforms, including Harris Falcon III wideband tactical radio networks and 3G and 4G LTE Solutions.
Harris says the RF-3590 delivers a "smartphone-like" user experience to warfighters and first responders with challenging requirements for secure real-time information and networking connectivity.
Other features include support for emerging [...]