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US warns about Canadian Spy Coins

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posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 02:41 PM
Canadian Spy Coins

In a U.S. government warning high on the creepiness scale, the Defense Department cautioned its American contractors over what it described as a new espionage threat: Canadian coins with tiny radio frequency transmitters hidden inside.

The government said the mysterious coins were found planted on U.S. contractors with classified security clearances on at least three separate occasions between October 2005 and January 2006 as the contractors traveled through Canada.

It goes on to say that people who carry these coins can be tracked, and that the technology for these coins is advanced. Also, another little note in the article...

Experts said hiding tracking technology inside coins is fraught with risks because the spy's target might inadvertently give away the coin or spend it buying coffee or a newspaper.

The US government didn't know/wouldn't say who they think were putting the spy chips in the coins or for what reason.

Now I have to wonder, exactly who the tracking devices were for? Were they for the US contractors, or the people of Canada? Were these just test coins to see how well they could track their own people, or who the coins exchanged hands with?

Also, if Canada is able to do this, what about the US government? Are they using this type of spy technology on their enemies or even us? How spread is this spy technology? What else are these spy chips in?

This is definitly creepy.

posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 02:49 PM
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