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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: <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0603... >

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."


(more at link below)
<http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4799174.stm >
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