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U.S. government agency retracts claim Canadian coins contain transmitters

By soome2000     Jan 14, 2007 in World
"A U.S. government defence agency has suddenly retracted its claim that Canadian coins containing tiny transmitters were planted on at least three American contractors who visited Canada."
Here it is:
In a statement posted late Friday on its website, the Defense Security Service said the coin claims were based on a report provided to the agency.
"The allegations, however, were found later to be unsubstantiated following an investigation into the matter," the statement said, adding that "the 2006 annual report should not have contained this information."
....Hollowed-out coins have long been used in the intelligence world to conceal messages and microfilm.
But the prospect of embedding a transmitter in a coin struck some as technologically far-fetched and rather dubious in that the holder might promptly spend the device, ending the surveillance operation.
Remmeber, just because they say it isn't so, doesn't mean it isn't. I don't know what to believe anymore.
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