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14th Jun '16 4:34:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lampooned in ''TheTick'' season 2 episode, "Coach Fussel's Lament", in which The Tick orders a "Fiend Finder" which is an Incredibly Obvious Bug with matching tracker.

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* Lampooned in ''TheTick'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' season 2 episode, "Coach Fussel's Lament", in which The Tick orders a "Fiend Finder" which is an Incredibly Obvious Bug with matching tracker.



* An episode of ''ProjectGeeker'' had a huge emitter dart that actually served as a decoy for the nano-emitter it injected.

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* An episode of ''ProjectGeeker'' ''WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeker'' had a huge emitter dart that actually served as a decoy for the nano-emitter it injected.
12th Jun '16 9:57:25 PM Medinoc
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Precocious}}'', the "florist" has one [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2016/06/10 depicted]] on his job fair booth.
6th Jun '16 12:26:40 AM AnotherDuck
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* The Finnish military bought equipment from the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Finns knew that their hotel rooms would be obviously bugged so while discussing in "private" they would mention X as absolutely definitely maximum agreeable price for a given item and like clockwork the next day Soviet negotiators would ask X+Y which would then be haggled to X.
** Similarly, auto salesmen have microphones in their offices. When they go to "check with their bosses", they're listening to you discuss the car. One buying technique is to discuss a competing car and how well it compared to this one, and maybe we should go back there when we get this quote.
** There is also this example when British scientists [[http://www.iter.org/newsline/201/960 visited USSR in 1969]]:
---> Soon after we arrived Derek and Marion Robinson pointed to at least one advantage of being 'bugged.' One breakfast time they had commented out loud that a bulb had burnt out in the kitchen and debated who to ask for a replacement. When Marion returned from her routine morning shopping tour she found the bulb had been replaced...



* The majority of listening devices can be detected by setting a portable radio to the static between AM stations and moving it around until the bug's feedback loop can be heard. Devices that won't create such a loop exist but are expensive and hard to get -- the CIA can afford them, the car dealership won't bother.
24th Apr '16 12:57:15 PM eroock
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See Also: IncrediblyObviousBomb, IncrediblyObviousTail, InsecurityCamera, SpyCam.

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See Also: IncrediblyObviousBomb, IncrediblyObviousTail, InsecurityCamera, InsecurityCamera. Contrast SpyCam.
24th Apr '16 12:50:12 PM eroock
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See Also: IncrediblyObviousBomb, IncrediblyObviousTail, InsecurityCamera.

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See Also: IncrediblyObviousBomb, IncrediblyObviousTail, InsecurityCamera.
InsecurityCamera, SpyCam.
8th Apr '16 12:14:47 PM Korados
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* An IncrediblyObviousBug being used to [[InfractionDistraction distract]] attention from another far less obtrusive bug.

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* An IncrediblyObviousBug Incredibly Obvious Bug being used to [[InfractionDistraction distract]] attention from another far less obtrusive bug.
3rd Apr '16 9:15:34 PM SSJMagus
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** In the ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' duology (also by Zahn), mercenary/bodyguard Shada Dukal wears incredibly obvious ornamental needles in her hair...except they're not actually ornamental at all; most are highly lethal throwing darts and at least one is a recording device/transmitter. But the first person she goes up against in the story is another mercenary who was ''trained by Shada'' and knows all of her tricks, forcing Shada at gunpoint to turn it off so that she can't call for backup.
8th Mar '16 5:28:02 PM LadyJafaria
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See Also: IncrediblyObviousBomb, InsecurityCamera.

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See Also: IncrediblyObviousBomb, IncrediblyObviousTail, InsecurityCamera.
21st Feb '16 12:54:36 AM thatother1dude
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* The {{Literal Surveillance Bug}}s used by Dr. Gero in ''Manga/DragonBall'' that were able to monitor several character for years without being detected, once pointed out, was clearly visible even at a distance and also made a beeping sound.

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* The {{Literal Surveillance Bug}}s used by Dr. Gero in ''Manga/DragonBall'' that were able used {{Literal Surveillance Bug}}s to monitor several character for years without being detected, once detected. Once pointed out, one was clearly visible even at a distance and also made a beeping sound.
20th Feb '16 9:12:48 PM MetaFour
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Listening devices and "hidden" cameras that are large and obvious, often with a big red or green light on them. Sometimes they get hidden in ventilation grates in such a way that the light they emit can be seen by anyone walking by. And sometimes they're right out in the open, apparently unnoticed by people who really ought to know better.

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Listening devices and [[SpyCam "hidden" cameras cameras]] that are large and obvious, often with a big red or green light on them. Sometimes they get hidden in ventilation grates in such a way that the light they emit can be seen by anyone walking by. And sometimes they're right out in the open, apparently unnoticed by people who really ought to know better.
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