Apple Watch, the line of smartwatches developed by Apple Inc., has been banned from cabinet meetings by the government of the United Kingdom (UK) over fears of spy activities, it has been reported.
Britain’s Telegraph reported that Ministers in the UK have been barred from wearing Apple Watches during cabinet meetings amid concerns that they could be hacked by Russian spies.
Mobile phones have already been barred from the cabinet because of similar concerns.
According to a source said, “The Russians are trying to hack everything.”
The watch ban comes amid mounting fears about the scale of Russian hacking in the West.
Concerns have been raised after hackers obtained confidential emails from the Democratic National Congress during the US election.
Russian hackers have also obtained the medical files of some of the world’s most famous athletes.