“The Ministry of Defence has denied reports that it has banned Apple’s iPod due to fears it could be used to steal sensitive files,” Alfred Hermida reports for BBC News. “News reports said the music player and other portable storage devices had been banned from most sections of its headquarters in the UK and abroad.”
“But a MOD spokesman told BBC News Online that was there no outright ban on the iPod. ‘Certainly it is not the case that the MOD has banned these,’ he said. We have a flexible management approach in regards to iPods and similar devices that can move data from official systems,” Hermida reports.
“Last week, analysts Gartner said businesses were increasingly putting themselves at risk by allowing the unauthorised and uncontrolled use of these gadgets… the MOD has insisted that iPods are welcomed,” Hermida reports. “‘We have a flexible management approach in regards to iPods and similar devices that can move data from official systems,’ said a MOD spokesman.”
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