Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Be Careful What You Say ... The Dolls Have Ears

Did you know that in 1999, the National Security Agency actually issued a Furby Alert, because the dolls (which came with sophisticated computer chips that enabled them to record and mimic human speech) might "overhear classified information" and repeat it back without warning ... inadvertently passing secret information to potential enemies. While the rest of the country, and the world, braced for the looming Y2K computer glitch that supposedly was going to shut down all computerized operations at every level, the NSA focused their national security efforts on Furbies. What's worse is they were right ... the cute computerized pets WERE actually the greater danger.


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