January 19, 2007, - 3:27 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember how I wrote about the Pentagon report detailing Canadian spy coins found on U.S. contractors and believed to be produced by Russians or Chinese? The coins were said to contain tiny transmitters. I thought it was the coolest new espionage technique.
Well, apparently, it’s so cool, so new, that it doesn’t really even exist. Today, AP reports that the Pentagon says that the spy coin portion of a 29-page report on espionage concerns could never be substantiated by the Defense Security Services, which published the report.
More proof that you can’t believe everything you read. But, mark my word, while transmitters may be the stuff of James Bond and The Jetsons, today, someday, they’ll be able to produce them.
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