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4 July 2013

Alleged Ecuadorian Embassy Bug Is A Decoy (where are other 3?)

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Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 22:32:42 -0400
From: "James M. Atkinson" <jmatk[at]>
Organization: Granite Island Group
To: John Young <jya[at]>
Subject: Re: Alleged Bug Found in London Ecuadorian Embassy

This is a photograph of a video.

The outlet is typically what you find in London, but the device itself is a decoy, and is installed like this with the intention that it will be found.

For example this is connected to the back of the faceplate, with the back facing outward. This position the device in such a way that ensures that even the most primitive bug detectors will detect it, and it fact it oudl be almost impossible not to trip over it in any sort of bug sweep.

If this one is present, then this is not the real bug, but merely the decoy.

Where are the other 3 devices that they missed?

George Smiley Lives.


John Young wrote:

Photo of the alleged bug found in the London Ecuadorian Embassy
where Julian Assange is holed up. Not in his room but the office
of the ambassador:



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