Apple Watch banned from cabinet meetings over fears Russian SPIES are using them


  • Officials believe that the watches’ microphones could be used to listen in
  • Smartphones are already banned from cabinet meetings
  • A similar ban already exists for politicians in the Australian government
  • Last week, the US government formally accused Russia of being responsible for a series of cyber attacks related to the election

Libby Plummer For Mailonline

The Cold War may have ended long ago but Whitehall is still concerned over Russian spies.

UK ministers have been banned from wearing Apple Watches during cabinet meetings over fears that they could be hacked.

The concern is that hackers, including Russian spies, could use them as listening devices to eavesdrop on politically sensitive conversations.

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Ministers have been banned from wearing Apple Watches (pictured) during cabinet meetings over fears that they could be hacked

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