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What’s it really like to be a CIA spy?

April 24th, 2016

Intelligence agencies have been in the news a lot for the past few years thanks to the Snowden leaks, but also the recent wave of terrorist threats and attacks that hit various targets in the U.S., Europe, and other regions of the world. So what’s it really like to be a CIA spy? Is it …

CIA Surveillance

The CIA is getting serious about monitoring social media

April 18th, 2016

Though not a secret, it’s not widely known that the CIA has its own venture capital firm called In-Q-Tel. The purpose of In-Q-Tel is simple: invest in high-tech companies as a means to ensure that the CIA remains on top of the latest and greatest technology breakthroughs and advancements. As In-Q-Tel’s first CEO Gilman Louie …

CIA Director Email

Why is the CIA Director still using AOL for email?

October 20th, 2015

The tech world this week has been abuzz with word that a high school student managed to hack the into the AOL email of CIA Director John Brennan, gaining access to his personal information and otherwise sensitive security information in the process. Rather than employing some high-tech wizardry in order to gain access, the hacker primarily …

Facebook Chat Privacy and Scans

A CIA-backed company may be scanning all your Facebook chats

April 14th, 2015

If you thought your Facebook chats are safe from prying eyes, you’re apparently wrong. Bosnadev says that Facebook’s chats are being scanned by a CIA-funded company, a discovery Bosnadev made after looking into some unusual activity on a website triggered by a link present in a Facebook chat.

iPhone Hacking

CIA has been trying to hack the iPhone for nearly 10 years

March 10th, 2015

A new report from The Intercept claims that both the CIA and British intelligence have, for years, been working hard to skirt around the “layers of encryption” that Apple has implemented on the iPhone. The revelations, sourced from Edward Snowden, detail for the first time just how laser focused the CIA has been in not only …

CIA Corona spy program

What the CIA used before Google Maps

March 2nd, 2015

These days, it’s easy to take for granted just how amazing Google Maps is. Not only is Google’s mapping service incredibly useful for getting where you want to go, the satellite imagery it provides is the stuff straight out of old school spy movies.