British Prisons Ban Game Systems Over Terrorism Fears

There won’t be any Halo 3 action upcoming at Wormwood Scrubs – or any other prisons in the U.K., for that matter.

According to The Sun, fears that prisoners might utilize the communications abilities of modern game systems have led to a ban on some of the devices:

Top brass barred the Xbox360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS systems after discovering they contain software that enables users to send or receive radio signals.

Security experts fear they could be used by terror suspects to talk to accomplices and plot carnage.

They also warned in a report seen by The Sun that the earlier PlayStation 2 — currently allowed in jails — could be modified for covert chats…

Th Sun quoted an unnamed security expert:

The technology in the new generation of computer games makes them a security risk. There is concern that top terror suspects have been using systems already in jails. Radio software is an integral part of the equipment.

Via: Next Generation 

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