It looks like the British government is combating the overreaching electronic surveillance by intelligence agencies by banning tablets from closed door meetings. Thanks NSA. This is why we can’t have anything nice. Several iPads used during a presentation to the Cabinet were apparently seized shortly after it was over, as they were worried that they may be used to listen in on private and secret government conversations.
The Daily Mail reported the iPad seizure and The Telegraph claims that several ministers were given “soundproof lead-lined boxes,” that smartphones and tablets must be placed inside to prevent the recording and eavesdropping. The surveillance state is pretty bad if even governments themselves are scared.
This all comes amid many allegations that the NSA has been spying on it’s allies and…well, everyone. German chancellor Angela Merkel’s smartphone is said to have been monitored by the NSA, along with other world leaders. I guess world leaders are all okay with spying as long as they are doing it and no one gets caught. As soon as they find out it is them that got spied on, they act like frightened children. Well, no more iPads in meetings for the Uk anyway. Sadly, if this keeps up, we citizens may feel the same way. Where can I buy a lead box?
Source ElectronistaFiled Under: Apple iPad