Photos: Is this rock a high-tech spy?

These pictures show the fake rock in greater detail, with the alleged communications device inside. Russian security officials said the device could transmit and receive data, in one- and two-second bursts, at distances of more than 60 feet to and from handheld computers wielded by spies, according to an article in The New York Times.

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