On January 13 1999, the national security agency (NSA) in USA claimed that there was a short, red/orange fur like intruder one foot tall who was suspected to invade their inner sanctums endangering their security systems. The description fitted that of furby. It was later banned from the premises as some employees claimed that they brought it to work to ease stress. It was believed that it might be used to record and release classified information to the public domain. Those suffering from stress were asked to visit the staff security officer for guidance and counselling instead. On the other hand, Roger Shiffman defended it by saying it has no such capabilities hence it is safe to use by everyone and anywhere. This was even demonstrated to everyone who led to the ban being withdraw after some time. None of the experts on these furbys was questioned on the same for them to defend their brand.