UK government bans iPads and phones from secret meetings

Spying fears see UK government ban iPads and phones from secret meetings
No iPads please, we're British

iPads and smartphones have apparently been banned from confidential governmental discussions in the UK because of fears they could be turned into bugs by Johnny Foreigner without their owners being any the wiser.

That's the official line, anyway. Definitely nothing to do with easily-distracted ministers and their tendency to take selfies during top level meetings.

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Former UK News Editor for TechRadar, it was a perpetual challenge among the TechRadar staff to send Kate (Twitter, Google+) a link to something interesting on the internet that she hasn't already seen. As TechRadar's News Editor (UK), she was constantly on the hunt for top news and intriguing stories to feed your gadget lust. Kate now enjoys life as a renowned music critic – her words can be found in the i Paper, Guardian, GQ, Metro, Evening Standard and Time Out, and she's also the author of 'Amy Winehouse', a biography of the soul star.