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British government clamps down on espionage…by banning iPads

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 [...]
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Wow — Russian company to spend $4 million on retooled iPad for CEO

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 [...]
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End of the line!