The Military Is Afraid of Your iPhone

The Pentagon's top researchers are getting nervous about the smartphones and tablets civilians are carrying around in their pockets, backpacks and cars, calling the devices dangerous for national security. Wired's Noah Schchtman quotes Kaigham Gabriel, a deputy director for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, aka, DARPA, saying, "Commercial consumer electronics has created vulnerabilities by enabling sensors, computing, imaging, and communications capabilities that as recently as 15 years ago, were the exclusive domain of military systems" during a House Armed Services Committee meeting on Wednesday. He later added, "In both waveform complexity and carrier frequency, adversaries have moved to operating regimes currently beyond the capabilities of our systems."

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