The Government is NOT Spying on You Through Your DTV Converter Box

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Last week, Spokane-based engineer Adam Chronister posted a Youtube video, where he cracked open a government-subsidized DTV converter box, only to find a hidden camera. Turns out, the whole thing was a hoax.

Threat Level says that conspiracy theorists jumped all over the video, which racked up 200,000 views since going up. However, Chronister simply used old cellphone parts and a hot glue gun to push the paranoid and mentally unstable into a state of crisis. However, these tin foil heads aren't resting any easier: they believe pranks like this only create a smoke screen for the government to carry on with their clandestine activity. Who am I to say they're wrong? (Original video below) [Threat Level via BBG]