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Spies embedding tiny transmitters in Canadian coins, U.S. report says

By soome2000     Jan 9, 2007 in World
"Canadian coins containing tiny transmitters have mysteriously turned up in the pockets of at least three American contractors who visited Canada, says a branch of the U.S. Defense Department."
Are we surprised?
The report suggests that the currency is chatting, electronically, on behalf of spies.
"Security experts believe the miniature devices could be used to track the movements of defence industry personnel dealing in sensitive military technology."
If this is a fact, then it would be a lot cheaper to track people for the spy agencies.
“You might want to know where the individual is going, what meetings the individual might be having and, above all, with whom,” said David Harris, a former CSIS officer who consults on security matters.
“The more covert or clandestine the activity in which somebody might be involved, the more significant this kind of information could be.”
I suppose you just have to use your imagination these days to figure out how to track people.
How scary is this?
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