Tuesday, June 3, 2014

#empoblognov03 Remember the Furby threat?

Looking back over my posts from November 2003, I found a post that exhibited extreme paranoia.

In this post, I linked to a BBC article (still present 10+ years later) that documented a really silly threat to our National Security Agency.

The Furby, a highly sought-after Christmas toy in 1998, is now a high-ranking public enemy and has been banned from National Security Agency premises in Maryland....

Because of its ability to repeat what it hears, Security Agency officials were worried "that people would take them home and they'd start talking classified,'' according to one anonymous Capitol Hill source.

Boy, those NSA people are paranoid, somehow getting all worried about people being recorded by innocent little devices like toys.

Where would they get an idea like that?
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