Apple Watch banned from UK cabinet meetings over Russian hacking fears

Apple Watch banned from UK cabinet meetings over Russian hacking fears

The Verge

Politicians in the UK have reportedly been banned from wearing the Apple Watch to cabinet meetings over fears the device could be hacked. According to a report from The Telegraph, the government is worried that the Apple Watch's microphone could be used to listen in on high-level policy discussions, especially by Russian spies.

It's a justified paranoia, especially after the announcement last week from the US government that it is officially blaming Russia for the hack on the Democratic National Committee. A source in the UK told The Telegraph: "The Russians are trying to hack everything."

"The Russians are trying to hack everything."

The ban on the Apple Watch is by no means unusual. Mobile phones are already prohibited in cabinet...

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