Grab your coffee…here's a nice tall (far fetched) story for you. Thirteen years ago in attendance with some former intelligence officers (not a former spook - lets just say "instructor") the subject of our beloved NSA came up. According to this source, in cooperation with Oracle - research was being conducted on chips that could (A) read data and transmit RF signal - or (B) compress data into a smooth RF signal - wasn't sure which. The chip would be indistinguishable from normal ones - except through electron microscope if stripped naked, where you would find a partial, but parallel architecture. And something else involving split ports (two ports in one). Data, turned RF, travels in a ultra narrow frequency in what is described as imperceptible background RF radiation all electronic equipment emit. To detect it, you would have to have frequency scanners and filters on a scale of what SETI uses to scan faint signals through the background radiation noise of the universe. However, no problem for the crunch-boxes on a scale under development for Echelon at the time. Once injected into the manufacturing supply chain - without their knowledge, future computers and possibly other communication components could be selectively - or technology permitting - collectively monitored. There would be no defense against it. The public and even system manufactures would never know. I'd say he had one too many martini's. Until I got back into computers and security - that goofy story only recently popped back. Haven't brushed up on physics - anyone know if there's a basis for that theory? He said if true, the NSA would not disclose it to FBI, military, or any other agency - presumably because they'd be monitored too. Either way I now have the basis for my novel - George Orwell…Moooove Over! And by the size of this post - I see I already wrote one. If I write this book and suddenly vanish - you guys know what to do, right? Later, Rickster P.S. > Wait a minute…now that I think about it - no one ever heard from that guy again.