DSS report wrong
The Defense Security Service (DSS) last week corrected its annual report on foreign technology spying trends. It said a report stating Canadian coins were outfitted with transmitters and planted on travelers was wrong.
“This statement was based on a report provided to DSS,” the service said in a statement. “The allegations, however, were found later to be unsubstantiated following an investigation into the matter.”
The service is conducting an internal review.
The Washington Times first reported Jan. 3 that, according to the 2006 report, “several U.S. defense contractors have re- ported that between October 2005 and January 2006 they found radio-frequency transmitters hidden in Canadian coins that were planted on them after they traveled through Canada.”