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27. Internet blows CIA agents' cover (BBC News)
(I'm did a search and I'm fairly sure this is new information, Here's the New Chicago Trib article they are referring to: < >

I tried to start a new thread with this article, but it was Locked, but this is a different article.)

Sunday, 12 March 2006, 15:19 GMT

Internet blows CIA agents' cover

The Chicago Tribune says it has compiled a list of 2,653 CIA employees, just by searching the internet.

The newspaper said it gathered the information from online services that compile public data, that any fee-paying subscriber can access. It did not publish the names, at the CIA's request. Many of the agents are believed to be covert. The paper also located two dozen "secret" facilities.

A CIA spokeswoman admitted the internet had scuppered some of its methods. "Cover is a complex issue that is more complex in the internet age," said Jennifer Dyck.

"There are things that worked previously that no longer work. Goss is committed to modernising the way the agency does cover in order to protect our officers who are doing dangerous work." Ms Dyck declined to detail the remedies "since we don't want the bad guys to know what we're fixing".

Terror targets?

The Chicago Tribune article was headlined: "Internet blows CIA cover." It began: "She is 52 years old, married, grew up in the Kansas City suburbs and now lives in Virginia, in a new three-bedroom house."

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  -Chicago Tribune: Plame's identity, if truly a secret, was thinly veiled sabra  Mar-12-06 09:48 AM   #0 
  - Oh, brother, they've got to be kidding with that headline.  quiet.american   Mar-12-06 09:51 AM   #1 
  - that's not the headline  Rich Hunt   Mar-12-06 02:51 PM   #32 
     - That is the headline, but you're apparently referring to a different one  quiet.american   Mar-12-06 06:35 PM   #48 
  - so, she worked at an embassy?  NewJeffCT   Mar-12-06 09:51 AM   #2 
  - ...and her husband was an ambassador?  sofa king   Mar-12-06 03:32 PM   #35 
  - Who is this weasel that wrote this POS?  yourout   Mar-12-06 09:57 AM   #3 
  - the Trib had another piece that reported how easy it is  sabra   Mar-12-06 10:00 AM   #5 
  - Self Delete...  yourout   Mar-12-06 09:57 AM   #4 
  - Nobody had any idea she was working on WMD in Iran.  The Backlash Cometh   Mar-12-06 10:03 AM   #6 
  - The Republican twits are STILL pretending she wasn't undercover??  leesa   Mar-12-06 10:03 AM   #7 
  - IT'S STILL ILLEGAL  Diogenes17   Mar-12-06 10:05 AM   #8 
  - Excellent point. n/t  quiet.american   Mar-12-06 01:10 PM   #24 
  - Chicago Tribune? Say no more.  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-12-06 10:08 AM   #9 
  - "the leading voice of midwestern conservativism"  joefree1   Mar-12-06 10:54 AM   #15 
     - After 5 years of reading the Des Moines Register,  mycritters2   Mar-12-06 04:03 PM   #38 
  - Talking Points Distributed, Undigested, presented as is  boobooday   Mar-12-06 10:09 AM   #10 
  - So, if it's "easy" to uncover, it's not a secret?  gratuitous   Mar-12-06 10:09 AM   #11 
  - There is no question her cover was secret - the Chicago Trib  Rex   Mar-12-06 10:11 AM   #12 
  - what do you expect from the chicago tribuine  still_one   Mar-12-06 10:13 AM   #13 
  - I read this crap at the kitchen table this morning, write to the reporter  never cry wolf   Mar-12-06 10:48 AM   #14 
  - Again it shows,  agincourt   Mar-12-06 11:16 AM   #16 
  - Yes, but what's strange about this reporter (I just did a search on him)  Catrina   Mar-12-06 11:41 AM   #17 
     - So it's even more disingenuous than I thought. His article makes  fob   Mar-12-06 12:09 PM   #20 
        - Yes, for someone who back in the seventies and eighties was fighting  Catrina   Mar-12-06 12:46 PM   #21 
        - YOU should have written the article.  NYC   Mar-12-06 01:26 PM   #26 
        - You know, I've just thought of something after rereading his article ~  Catrina   Mar-12-06 03:14 PM   #34 
           - Was it ChoicePoint?  NYC   Mar-12-06 03:53 PM   #37 
           - Choice Point  mahatmakanejeeves   Mar-12-06 04:07 PM   #39 
              - DBT is the Florida division of ChoicePoint.  NYC   Mar-12-06 04:34 PM   #43 
           - Database gives access to fake firms. Is that what you mean?  NYC   Mar-12-06 04:30 PM   #42 
              - Yes, yes, thank you! That's what I was trying to remember. I just tried  Catrina   Mar-12-06 05:15 PM   #44 
                 - Maybe they truly don't care about the information being available.  NYC   Mar-12-06 06:31 PM   #47 
        - Maybe he got an offer he couldn't refuse ??  Ouabache   Mar-12-06 10:43 PM   #51 
           - Yes, I thought about that ~ or, he's been taken in by someone telling him  Catrina   Mar-13-06 12:23 AM   #52 
        - that's the point  Rich Hunt   Mar-12-06 02:54 PM   #33 
  - The link is a subscriber link...  MrPrax   Mar-12-06 12:02 PM   #18 
  - I wonder what this reporter would have to say regarding the article  fob   Mar-12-06 12:04 PM   #19 
  - Kick  Moderator   Mar-12-06 01:01 PM   #22 
  - Trying to Weaken the Prosecution?  stepnw1f   Mar-12-06 01:02 PM   #23 
  - Sheesh, talk about a deliberately misleading headline  brentspeak   Mar-12-06 01:22 PM   #25 
  - Internet blows CIA agents' cover (BBC News)  Up2Late   Mar-12-06 02:21 PM   #27 
  - This info was posted yesterday as well  OKNancy   Mar-12-06 05:59 PM   #46 
  - a little late for that headline  drthais   Mar-12-06 02:24 PM   #28 
  - Exacttly!! He found it NOW! Who put it there and when?  Catrina   Mar-12-06 03:36 PM   #36 
     - I found a Data Mining website the other day, it's kind of scary what...  Up2Late   Mar-12-06 08:14 PM   #49 
  - IF truly a secret ?????  HuffleClaw   Mar-12-06 02:26 PM   #29 
  - There is no "if" about this. The CIA said she was covert!!! Fitz would not  Mandate My Ass   Mar-12-06 02:44 PM   #31 
  - My reply to Crewdson  magellan   Mar-12-06 02:37 PM   #30 
  - Damn faulty logic  magellan   Mar-12-06 04:21 PM   #40 
  - It's like saying X robbed a bank  daleo   Mar-12-06 04:30 PM   #41 
  - Another article about their ( the Tribune's) methods and investigation  OKNancy   Mar-12-06 05:38 PM   #45 
  - sniff sniff sniff...I smell Rove  BareNakedLiberal   Mar-12-06 10:23 PM   #50 

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