Russian intelligence officers accuse British agents of planting a transmitter in an fake rock on a Moscow street.
Russia accuses UK of spying, rights bodies worried
Richard Balmforth, January 23, 2006 [The Age]
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia accused Britain on Monday of running a James Bond-style spying operation in Moscow using a receiver hidden in a fake rock to gather secret information, and said it had been caught “red-handed” funding pressure groups.
A programme aired on state television said four British diplomats used a hi-tech version of the “dead letter drop” of spy novel fame — a dummy rock by the roadside that could receive information electronically and beam it to a hand-held computer on demand. …
Maybe it will set a new fashion trend in peripherals? “That’s a nice looking laptop, and I see you have a matching rock!“
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