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Security Company Neutering 100s Of iPads So The US Government Can Use Them

Traditionally, Blackberry has been the choice of the security conscious, but the times are changing. iOS has been shaping up to be pretty secure and has even coaxed some US government agencies to jump ship. Now a security firm in Virginia is “neutering” iPads so G-men can use those too.

The report comes from Bloomberg, which says the company with the cyber-snippers is one CACI International Inc. What this “neutering” process — CACI’s own words — actually involves is anyone’s guess, but chances are it has something to do with the wireless capabilities, and maybe the camera. CACI CEO Dan Allen put it this way to Bloomberg: “It’s a neutered iPad. We’re working on how do we effectively brand it.”

According to Allen, any iPads you already see in a government leader’s hands, probably came from CACI or someone they work with. So far no one in the government has made a statement about whether or not Obama’s iPad has gotten the treatment, but it doesn’t seem unlikely. If this really takes off, you could start seeing a lot more iPads in active government service, but only if they’ve lost their fun bits first. [Bloomberg via 9to5Mac]


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