iPads might seem the perfect device for government meetings (if only for a quick game of Angry Birds when things get boring), but not if you’re a member of the UK Cabinet.
Fearing that foreign intelligence agencies may have developed the means by which to turn mobile devices into surveillance bugs without their owner’s knowledge — thereby allowing them to listen in and record details from confidential meetings — security officials requested the removal of iPads from No. 10 Downing Street during a meeting last week. Government ministers have also been issued with soundproof lead-lined boxes, in which they are to place mobiles when having sensitive conversations.
Sounds like Apple’s security measures prior to the launch of a new product line.
- Source Mail on Sunday