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"The court papers described a new high-tech spy-to-spy communications system used by the defendants: short-range wireless communications between laptop computers"

"In the papers, FBI agents said the defendants communicated with Russian agents using mobile wireless transmissions between laptop computers, which has not previously been described in espionage cases brought in the U.S.: They established a short-range wireless network between laptop computers of the agents and sent encrypted messages between the computers while they were close to each other."

Dear Associated Press,
This "new high-tech spy-to-spy communications system" you described sounds exactly the same as ad hoc wireless networks - which have been commercially available since at least 1999, if not sooner. Even if we're going to talk about the more modern encryption algorithms, we're still talking about technology that has been available commercially (and in the laptops your reporters write on) since at least 2004.

*sigh*

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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DOJ_RUSSIA_ARRESTS?SITE=PAPIT&SECTION=NATIONAL&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
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