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iPads Banned In Government Meetings Due To Spying Fears

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The CIA is gunning for Apple's security. Photo: Spy vs. Spy
The CIA is gunning for Apple's security. Photo: Spy vs. Spy

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