J. D. Heyes naturalnews.com As the author of the insightful, prophetic book "1984," even George Orwell's discussed "surveillance society" wasn't so sinister as to include kitchen appliances. But thanks to the continued miniaturization of technology, snooping devices and those designed to disrupt wireless operations are proliferating at an unbelievable pace. According to Britain's Daily Mail, Russian investigators say they have discovered hidden microchips in Chinese-made household appliances that have been imported into the country, designed to transmit spam and other malware into wireless networks. The paper said officials in St. Petersburg claim to have discovered 20 to 30 kettles and irons that contained "spy chips that send some data to the Foreign Service," Russian media reported. It's not been a good year for Russia and espionage; word of the Chinese chips comes as the European Union launched an investigation into claims that Moscow had bugged gifts it sent to delegates at last month's G20 summit, in a bid to steal data from computers and cell phones. 'Spambots' and 'spybots' As reported by the Daily Mail: This has led to speculation that the chips allegedly found in the home appliances may also have the ability to steal data and send it back to Chinese servers. The allegations against the Chinese were made in St Petersburg news outlet Rosbalt, which quotes a source from customs broker Panimport, but does not detail what data was being sent or to where. A separate report by another British news website, The Register, which translated the Russian story, says it's possible to build a malicious microchip, which is sometimes called a spambot or a spybot, that is small enough to hide in a kettle. to read more click here: naturalnews.com
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