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Programmer Conned CIA, Pentagon Into Buying Bogus Anti-Terror Code

• Wired
A programmer who claims he produced software that detected hidden terrorist messages in Al Jazeera broadcasts was apparently responsible for a false alert in 2003 that grounded international flights. The 2003 incident raised the government’s security level, according to a remarkable story published by Playboy.

The developer also allegedly faked software demonstrations and conned the Pentagon into investing in a program that fellow workers suspect never existed or couldn’t do what the developer claimed.

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