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Mobile Devices Banned From UK Cabinet Meetings Over Surveillance Fears

British securities services fear foreign intelligence agencies have developed the ability to turn mobile devices such as phones and tablets into bugs without the owner’s knowledge, allowing them to eavesdrop on confidential meetings. According to the article, UK security services fear China, Russia and Pakistan have figured out a way to turn mobiles into microphones, and have them transmit even when they’re off.

via: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/11/03/1654252/mobile-devices-banned-from-uk-cabinet-meetings-over-surveillance-fears

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