Military Stressed Over Coke Can GPS

By Deane Barker on July 2, 2004

Military frets over Coke’s phones, GPS: The military is asking soldiers to “examine their Coke cans” before bringing them into meetings. Pepsi is about to take a huge leap in the military market.

There’s a new security threat at some of the nation’s military bases, and it looks uncannily like a can of Coke.

Specially rigged Coke cans, part of a promotion, contain cell phones and global positioning chips. That has officials at some installations worried that the cans could be used to eavesdrop, and they are instituting protective measures.