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U.S. warns about Canadian spy coins

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070111/...i_te/spy_coins

Someone posted this on the local forum, and I'm wondering if anyone else has seen it yet...
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Taken from Bruce Schneier http://www.schneier.com/blog/

"Radio Transmitters Found in Canadian Coins
Radio transmitters have been found in Canadian coins:

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.
Security experts believe the miniature devices could be used to track the movements of defence industry personnel dealing in sensitive military technology.


Sounds implausible, really. There are far easier ways to track someone than to give him something he's going to give away the next time he buys a cup of coffee. Like, maybe, by his cell phone.

And then we have this:

A report that some Canadian coins have been compromised by secretly embedded spy transmitters is overblown, according to a U.S. official familiar with the case.
"There is no story there," the official, who asked not to be named, told The Globe and Mail.

He said that while some odd-looking Canadian coins briefly triggered suspicions in the United States, he said that the fears proved groundless: "We have no evidence to indicate anything connected with these coins poses a risk or danger."


Take your pick. Either the original story was overblown, or those involved are trying to spin the news to cover their tracks. We definitely don't have very many facts here."

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the canadians are planning their takeover! look out!

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[quote author=oneill8769 link=topic=67113.msg1152770#msg1152770 date=1168981744]
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Maybe this is the excuse that Bush needs to put up a 10 foot wall between the two countries...

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oh no they found out

IM GOING TO SEE NEIL YOUNG
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[quote author=tonyzoomzoom link=topic=67113.msg1152809#msg1152809 date=1168982800]
Maybe this is the excuse that Bush needs to put up a 10 foot wall between the two countries...
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Re: U.S. warns about Canadian spy coins

I am Canadian. I consider the American people and their country to be my friends. This may sounds like a corny statement,maybe, and I am only one person. But the many,many people that I know up here in the great white north feel the same way. Therefore,I believe my statements reflect the sentiments of the vast majoritry of Canadian's.
I suppose that it is possible for these so called " spy coins "to exist. If they do, it does not necessarily mean they originated in Canada. Like yours, Canadian currency travels the world. Anyone could have done this.

So,please, don't condemn all Canadian's and our country for this decpicable act! !
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