posted on Jul, 3 2004 @ 12:01 AM
The newest threat of military bases around the world is, of all things, a can of Coca Cola. A contest is currently going on, where inside the sodacans
are cellphones and GPSs. The military is worried that such a prize can could be used as an eavesdropping device in confidential meetings.
There's a new security threat at some of the nation's military bases -- and it looks uncannily like a can of Coke.
Specially rigged Coke cans, part of a summer promotion, contain cell phones and global positioning chips. That has officials at some installations
worried the cans could be used to eavesdrop, and they are instituting protective measures.
Coca-Cola Co. says such concerns are nothing but fizz.
Mart Martin, a Coca-Cola spokesman, said no one would mistake one of the winning cans from the company's "Unexpected Summer" promotion for a
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I would think that in any such case of a top secret meeting, or in sensitive locations that all recording and transmitting devices would have to be
left at a designated spot. Also, I would have to assume that there would be devices doing frequency sweeps to see if anything was transmitting.
Personally, I think the military may just be blowing this a titch out of proportion, and that it truely is nothing to worry about. I mean, to tell
enlisted men to "inspect their cans of coke" before taking them to any sensitive area on base seems just a bit too far.
And even if something sensitive were let out through such a device, it would be on record at the Coca Cola prize center, where it could be promptly
deleted or destroyed or confiscated.
[edit on 3-7-2004 by John bull 1]