The UK government is taking all the precautions necessary against cyber spying. That is why it is banning all smartphones and tablets from cabinet meetings. The reason is that they may come with Trojan viruses attached.
The Foreign Secretary said, “I think my phone has been modified by GCHQ enough that it'd be difficult, but I'm sure the Chinese have had a good go,” according to The Independent.
It fears that spies in countrieslike Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan may be eavesdropping on conversations going on between government officials. A volley of iPads was seized outside government premises the previous week. Then there are further safety measures. Special lead-lined boxes have become the latest fashion among government employees. They protect their mobile devices from becoming transmitters during meetings.
Although espionage is as old as mankind’s history on earth, it has of late taken on a brand new air. Especially with the spyingscandal regarding the NSA and PRISM out in the open, it is only natural that everyone fears being under observation by someone else. And besides the Third World countries that are under suspicion, there is the FBI which is the biggestculprit in these matters.
Russia has been foundguilty of surreptitiously hearing the conversations of G20 members in the Summit held in St Petersburg. And the United States is no saint either since it was found that Angela Merkel’s smart phone was being tapped by the lone superpower of the Global Village.
Tim Duncan to be Featured in Punisher Comic
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan will be featured in an upcoming issue of The Punisher comic book series as announced by the Black Jack Speed Shop Facebook page on Sept. 17.
The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.
The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.