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 November 1, 2013  Posted by  Breaches

Sometimes I’m still surprised by what I read. If this was April 1, I’d even think this had to be a joke. Tom Rawle reports:

Russian investigators have warned people that Chinese imported kettles and irons may contain hidden spyware that can steal people’s data to send to government servers.

Authorities in St Petersburg allegedly found 20 to 30 Chinese imported household appliances, including kettles and irons, with “spy microchips” inside that can “send data to a foreign server”.

The allegations, originally made by St Petersburg news agency Rosbalt, come as the fine line between security surveillance and personal privacy is becoming smaller and smaller.

Read more on The Daily Star.

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