Wednesday, January 17, 2007

U.S. Government: Spy Coins Report Was a Mistake (About.com)

The Defense Security Service (DSS) has issued a statement claiming that its earlier report of Canadian coins having been modified to spy on people was a mistake, and shouldn't have been included in its 2006 annual report. According to the original report, which received widespread international press coverage, certain undisclosed Canadian coins had been modified to contain tiny transmitters that apparently could broadcast conversations within short distances, and track the whereabouts of persons carrying the coins. Numerous news reports quoted DSS spokeswoman Martha Deutscher, saying, "What's in the report is true. This is indeed a sanitized version, which leaves a lot of questions." . . .

Full story at:
http://coins.about.com/b/a/000071.htm?nl=1

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