Guestsin Soviet hotels used to turn the music up loud if they wanted aprivate conversation, and a discovery a few years ago proved thatthis paranoia was justified. Workers doing up the posh RīdzeneHotel in the Latvian capital came across a listening post connectedby miles of cables to hidden microphones in the rooms.Fortunately,this is not the end of the story about Latvia and recording devices.Blue Microphones is a small firm whose products have earned such ahigh reputation in just over a decade that stars like Sting use them.And although its headquarters is in Califo...
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