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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According to Russia Today, the company has announced a tender for creating the tablet, which will be iOS-powered, 3G and will be connected to Gazprom’s data storage. The firm also hopes that the slate will open applications within five seconds and aims to have the device running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The eventual aim is for the device to end up as some kind of digital think tank, so that Miller can use it to keep up-to-date on all on-goings at the firm.
However, with Gazprom still to find both developers to work on customized iOS apps and a contractor to build the tablet – which according to the report will “probably be a very advanced [...]