DSS re­port wrong

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

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.”

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