Secure Communications

High-tech devices can make anyone a spy

By Erik Schechter
May 04, 2007


Tucked away on a side street in Tel Aviv, the unassuming Golan Spy Shop is not something a pedestrian would just chance upon — and owner Moti Golan likes it that way. “We don’t have the patience to deal with curiosity-seekers,” the former Central District police officer said. “We like people who know exactly what they want.”

As a result, 85 percent of his customers are what Golan calls the “professional market” — soldiers, police officers, private investigators and civilian security officers. The rest are businessmen, who, for whatever reason, feel the need to own a microphone disguised as a shirt button or a radio frequency transmitter (i.e., a bug) hidden inside a clock.

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May 13, 2007 - Posted by | bugging devices, countersurveillance, eavesdrop, English, espionage, illegal, mobile, phone tap, privacy, security, spy, surveillance, tap, technology, wiretap

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